Pochettino reveals this academy star may be in the first team next season

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of promising up-and-coming academy starlets in their ranks, which was epitomised by the performance against Juventus earlier this week.

Pochettino decided to start the likes of Japhet Tanganga, Kyle Walker-Peters, Anthony Georgiou, Oliver Skipp, Troy Parrott, and the now first-team regular, Harry Winks.

However, few of these players looked out of place alongside Alderweireld, Son, Alli and co, and competed well against a strong Juventus team.

One player in particular stood out as a fantastic young prospect, as teenager Troy Parrott came up against some of the best defenders in the world.

The youngster showed great pace, awareness, strength, and end product throughout the match as he linked up well with Sonny in the final third.

It was Parrott’s fine shot that forced Buffon to palm the ball out to Lamela for Tottenham’s opening goal, before the youngster was removed at half time.

With Janssen leaving the club and Llorente unknown, one journalist asked Pochettino if Parrott could be in the first team this season.

Poch said (Football London): “Today, yes [he could be part of the squad], tomorrow, I don’t know. We’re working with the [young] players, trying to provide the best platform and possibility for them to perform and be comfortable with the first team. He’s still so young but we’ll see what happens at the end of the transfer window. if we have the squad that we have today, of course, he’s going to have the possibility to be with the first team.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

A no-brainer in my opinion. He is the best in the academy in that position, Spurs are short, and there is no point wasting money on someone who will only play second fiddle to Kane. Give Parrott a shot.

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