Tottenham Hotspur youngster, Troy Parrott, has been handed his very first senior call up to the Republic of Ireland squad by manager Mick McCarthy (BBC).
The 17-year-old has not yet played a first-team match for his club Spurs, but this has not stopped him from making his country’s latest squad.
Parrott marked the occasion by scoring a brace against Man City in an under 23 match for Tottenham last night, including a penalty and a beautifully curled effort.
The Republic of Ireland face matches against Switzerland and Bulgaria next month, as McCarthy is clearly keen to tie Parrott down to his birth nation.
This comes after the 17-year-old enjoyed a fantastic pre-season with Tottenham, in which he did not look out of place alongside the likes of Harry Kane and Heung Min Son.
A call-up to his senior national side will surely only boost Parrott’s hopes of catching Pochettino’s eye this season.
Parrott was, of course, overjoyed by the call-up.
Dream come true! https://t.co/OK2s1A9u4O
— Troy Parrott (@troyparrott9) August 16, 2019
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