Opinion: Spurs should test out this brand-new striker partnership against Palace

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur rarely play with two up front under Mauricio Pochettino, with Harry Kane usually leading the line solo.

The Argentine occasionally has Heung Min Son or Lucas Moura acting as supporting wingers during attacks, but they often drop back into midfield to defend.

I believe that a home match against Crystal Palace is the perfect time to test out a new strike partnership that could profit Spurs for years to come.

Troy Parrott was not only called up to the Ireland U21 squad for the latest international, but he also continued his fine goalscoring form. Meanwhile, Harry Kane is set to captain England against Bulgaria this evening.

I believe that the two could complement each other extremely well, with Parrott leading the line and Kane acting as a deeper number 10.

Not only would this give the young Irishman a chance to shine, but it would also bring Kane into the game a little more, whilst also allowing him to use some of his wonderful range of passing ability.

The pace and directness of Parrott with the class all-around talent of Kane could be a deadly partnership that could last for years if given a chance.

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  1. You cannot be serious. So drop Son, Eriksen, Lamela, Lucas or Alli to play a kid who you’ve barely seen play and who has barely played adults let alone Premier League quality adults, when we play Colchester in the league cup 10 days later. Luckily for Parrott, Pochettino is a little more wary of putting too much pressure on young players too early and so Spurs can focus on getting a result against Palace and getting back into the title race.


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