Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has shared his opinion on two of the club’s young talents.
Mason spent eight years as a player at Tottenham before he joined Hull City in 2016. His career came to a cruel end in February of last year when he was forced to retire after suffering a fractured skull against Chelsea.
The home-grown player has spent time back at Tottenham as he takes his first steps into the coaching world while also dedicating some of his time to being a football pundit.
Ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Chelsea on Thursday night for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, he was asked his opinion on whether Kazaiah Sterling and Troy Parrott are ready to make the step up to the first team.
Mauricio Pochettino has limited attacking options at his disposal due to the absences of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, but is boosted by the return of Lucas Moura after a thigh problem.
“Yes, there are a few players [who can step up],” Mason told The Final Word on talkSPORT on 20/01/19 at 6:30 pm. “We have a striker Sterling, who was on the bench [against Fulham].
“A youth team lad, Troy Parrott, who’s a lot younger. I think Parrot, in the long term, is a good option potentially for the football club. But I think right now, Sterling, he is physically there, he’s ready and waiting.”
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