Christian Eriksen on why he wants to see young Troy Parrott out on the pitch

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Dom Le Roy

It’s always fun to see Tottenham club teammates come face to face on the international stage, and that could be the case this week as Denmark face the Republic of Ireland in a EURO 2020 qualifier tonight.

The Irish welcome Christian Eriksen and co, with Tottenham’s young Troy Parrott also included with Mick McCarthy’s squad.

Parrott made his senior debut for his country last week as he faced New Zealand in a friendly match, with Ireland winning 3-1 and the youngster picking up an assist.

It remains to be seen whether he has thrown his name in the ring to be selected tonight, but one man who wants to see Parrott out there is Eriksen himself.

Troy has been training with the Spurs first team for some time now, travelling with the squad for the majority of their games, and even making his debut against Colchester in the Carabao Cup this season.

Eriksen had this to say on the 17-year-old (Irish Examiner): “I hope Troy plays as it will be good fun to see him on the pitch.

“He has shown in training and games for Spurs that he’s capable of joining in at the highest level.

“For a player so young, he is a great striker who makes brilliant runs and scores with excellent finishes.

“Troy is not a shy guy. He stands his ground against defenders.

“I read that he did very well on his Ireland debut against New Zealand and I expect him to play lots more matches for Ireland and Tottenham.”

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