Pochettino makes huge statement about Troy Parrott’s role this season

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are extremely short on strikers for the new season, despite having one of the best in the world in Harry Kane.

The England captain may have what it takes to lead the line game in game out, but he has picked up reoccurring ankle ligament injuries in recent seasons. These issues have often kept him out for months on end.

Fernando Llorente, who played as Kane’s second-fiddle last year, left the club on a free back in June after his contract ran out. Vincent Janssen was also sold this transfer window.

While Heung Min Son, Lucas Moura, and even the likes of Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso have experience in playing up front, none of them are out-and-out strikers.

In fact, to find the next striker at the club, you have to go all the way down to 17-year-old Troy Parrott who impressed in pre-season this year in Asia.

Pochettino has named the Irishman as his number two (Sun): “Arsenal in the last two years signed Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang, the best striker in Germany, Alexandre Lacazette, the best striker in France and one year after, Pepe.

“If look at us over five years, we haven’t signed one striker. Now our main striker is Harry Kane but our second specific striker is 17- years-old, Troy Parrott.

“That is the difference in the projects. I don’t want to say one is wrong and another is good.

“It’s only that the way we operate is completely different.”

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