Jose Mourinho claims Spurs youngster ‘is going to be phenomenal’

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Jose Mourinho has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have a ‘phenomenal’ youngster on their hands in Dane Scarlett if everything goes well over the next few years.

Writing in his column for The Times, while talking about England’s chances at future tournaments, Mourinho claimed that the future is bright for Scarlett.

While The Special One admitted that the World Cup next year would likely come too early for the teenager, he predicted big things for the youngster.

Mourinho previously revealed that he wanted to be the one to give Scarlett his debut at Spurs because he believes the youngster will ‘be somebody’ in the future.

The striker became Tottenham’s youngest-ever Premier League player when coming off the bench against West Brom at 16 years and 320 days last season.

Mourinho said: “I know he’s still very young, just 17, and it is probably too early for the next World Cup, but Tottenham Hotspur have a striker in Dane Scarlett, who, if everything goes well, is going to be phenomenal. For England, there is lots of promise.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I do agree that Scarlett has a bright future, however, there are so many factors in play. For a youngster to come through the academy at a big club, they need the right manager, they need to escape injury, they need to hit the ground running. The chances are slim but Scarlett has a better shot than anyone at the moment.

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