Dane Scarlett has taken to social media to express his delight at making his Premier League debut for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win over West Bromwich yesterday afternoon.
Scarlett, who replaced Son Heung-min in the last few moments of the game, made history by becoming the youngest ever Premier League debutant in the club’s history at 16 years and 320 days old.
𝟏𝟔 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 and 𝟑𝟐𝟎 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 old.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 7, 2021
The youngster broke the record for being the youngest ever player to make a senior appearance for the Lilywhites when he made his first-team debut in a 4-0 win over Ludogorets in the Europa League back in November.
The striker has been in prolific form for the Under-18s this season, having scored 13 goals in 11 appearances so far.
The academy prodigy has also managed two goals in three appearances for the Under-23s and Mourinho’s decision to hand him his Premier League debut shows how highly he is thought of by the Tottenham boss.
Here’s how Scarlett reacted after making history yesterday.
Premier League Debut. Massive performance from the boys. Grateful for every opportunity. The hard work continues.💁🏽♂️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/OJcfptmD3Q
— Dane Scarlett (@DScarlett09) February 7, 2021
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Mourinho admitted a few weeks ago that the best young talents at the club are 16-year-olds instead of 18 or 19-year-olds. That suggests that he believes that Scarlett and Alfie Devine both have a much higher ceiling than the likes of Dennis Cirkin and Harvey White.
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