Jose Mourinho believes that Troy Parrott’s performance proved his point last night

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Tottenham Hotspur took on Norwich City in the FA Cup last night in North London, but failed to progress as the Canaries defeated them in a penalty shootout.

In terms of silver linings from a dark evening, Spurs fans did at least get to see a glimpse of 18-year-old Troy Parrott in action.

Parrott came on for just three minutes at the weekend against Wolves, while also playing 45 minutes for the U23 side the very next day.

Many Spurs fans have been calling for the youngster to be given a chance, but Mourinho had been adamant that Parrott is not yet ready for a big step up.

Despite this, Troy was substituted on last night against Norwich in extra time, giving him around 25 minutes to impress the fans and the manager.

Unfortunately, the youngster had little impact on the match and, although he was brave to step up and take a penalty, ultimately missed.

Mourinho claimed after the game that people can now see that he has a lot to work on and he cannot be compared to Harry Kane.

He said (BBC Sport iPlayer on 04/03/20 at 22:30 as relayed by Football London): “The penalty is nothing. He is a penalty taker in the U23s, he scores every one for them.

“He was so confident, he wanted to take one, he wanted to take the responsibility, it’s an experience in his career.

“The problem is not his experience. The problem is the 30 minutes. Now people can see that he has to work a lot so don’t think that Parrott is the second Harry Kane because he’s just a young kid that needs to work.

“Let’s forget the penalty because we all miss the penalties, it was not Troy.”

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