Some Tottenham fans were disappointed to hear that Troy Parrot will miss the restart of the season after undergoing surgery to have his appendix removed.
Although the teenager was handed his senior Premier League debut for Spurs by Jose Mourinho in the 5-0 win over Burnley December, he has hardly featured for the first-team since.
Despite being linked with loan moves during the January transfer window (Daily Mail), the Republic of Ireland international stayed in North London.
However, he did not even manage to get any increase in game time despite the injuries to the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and Steven Bergwijn.
The 18-year-old is very highly rated at Spurs but Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the Dublin-born product is not ready to be a regular in the first-team just yet (Evening Standard).
Some Spurs fans wished Parrott a speedy recovery while others insisted that the striker would not be much of a loss since he hardly plays anyway.
Here is how some Tottenham fans on social media reacted when the club confirmed that Parrott will miss the resumption of the Premier League:
Get well soon Troy 🙏🏽
— Jeevan Sahota (@Ndomballer) May 28, 2020
And so it begins…..
— Lisa W (@LisaW1882) May 28, 2020
get well soon troy https://t.co/SDPkCHQ5p4
— 🇳🇱 (@thijsthfc) May 30, 2020
I feel so so sorry for Troy Parrott… He's been so unlucky this year
— Archie (@BZChifan9) May 30, 2020
The premier league isn't ready for an appendixless Troy Parrott 👀🔥
— 👑tm (@thfcTM) May 30, 2020
So Troy parrott has undergone appendix removal surgery, get well soon Troy,
— LORD ⚪️🄱🄰🅂🄷⚪️ (@bashy_1986) May 30, 2020
Glad we can stop the start Parrot idiocy for the time being at least.
— Aamar (@Mgarfy) May 30, 2020
He is expected to miss 0 first team minutes..
— Jason Williams (@Jason4COYS) May 30, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Some fans certainly make a good point about the pro-Parrott crowd on social media who demand that the striker plays without having watched much of him. The teenager clearly has an abundance of talent but Jose has shown that he is more than willing to trust young players if he feels they are ready (Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp).
We do not get to watch striker train everyday and should trust Mourinho’s assessment on whether he is ready or not to play first-team football. It is highly likely that Parrott will be loaned out next season with the club looking to bring in another striker.
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