Mourinho claims Parrott is still not ready despite coming off the bench against Wolves

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur sank to yet another defeat this evening, making it their third in a row in all competitions after recent losses to Chelsea and RB Leipzig.

Jose Mourinho was without a recognised striker or player with double-digit goals this season yet again, as Heung-min Son and Kane remained injured.

However, 18-year-old Troy Parrott was included on the bench for the match against Wolves, with Spurs eventually losing 3-2 despite leading the game twice.

Parrott came off the bench to make only his second Premier League appearance under Mourinho, playing around three minutes for the Lilywhites.

Despite actually getting some game time on the pitch, Mourinho remains adamant that his young striker is not yet ready to make the step up at Spurs.

The head coach claimed that he is a good kid and the club want to help him on and off the pitch before he is given his real chance in the side.

He said (Football London): “He is not ready, he is not ready. He’s a good kid, a good talent, he’s a kid we want to help. He’s a kid who needs help, not just on the pitch but outside the pitch. He’s a kid we’re going to take care of like we have since the beginning. And he’s a kid who is obviously going to have a real opportunity in the right moment when we feel it is the moment.

“In that moment, without Lamela, we brought Troy in and in the last five minutes we put on a striker who at least knows the position so he could try to fix Coady and at least try to give some more space and freedom to Dele. That’s the way it is.”

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