Darren Bent claims he is ‘gutted’ about Mourinho’s latest comments on Troy Parrott

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are struggling for goals without Harry Kane and Heung-min Son up front this month, as Mourinho has been left with few other options.

Kane and Son represent Tottenham’s two highest goal scorers, although both sustained injuries in the past two months and each needed surgery to correct the issue.

With both players out for the long-term, Vincent Janssen sold in the summer, and with Fernando Llorente leaving on a free, there are no other senior strikers at the club.

Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn both have experience playing as strikers, but it doesn’t come naturally to either one.

Against Leipzig and Chelsea last week, Spurs were able to score just one goal via a deflected Erik Lamela cross.

However, Spurs do have a highly-rated 18-year-old academy striker in Troy Parrott, a lad who has impressed over the past year in North London.

Despite this, Mourinho has made it clear that he does not think Parrott is ready for the step up (Independent), something that has left Darren Bent gutted.

He said (Football Insider): “I don’t know what’s going on with Troy Parrott, I was really quite excited to see him but clearly he’s not fancied by Mourinho.

“I heard Mourinho come out and say we don’t have a striker on the bench, we don’t have a striker in the squad, we don’t have a striker in the building or something, that kind of told me he doesn’t really fancy him.”

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  1. Maybe Mourinho can nominate the magic month when Parrott will be ready for a few minutes in the first team? Then everyone but the obtuse Mourinho will be wondering why Parrott couldn’t have been introduced to the first team a week before that, a month before that, or even half a season before that (if this narrow-minded policy goes on much longer).


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