Mauricio Pochettino recently revealed that he considered young Troy Parrott to be the club’s new second-choice striker behind Harry Kane (Guardian).
This comes after Fernando Llorente was released in the summer and Vincent Janssen was sold, leaving just Kane as the lone senior striker.
Troy Parrott is still just 17-years-old, so it is unlikely that he will be playing regular football in Pochettino’s first team this season, but the gaffer’s words are certainly a sign of things to come.
Parrott looked sensational in the pre-season tour of Asia this summer, not looking at all out of place alongside the likes of Kane and Heung Min Son.
However, the Republic of Ireland forward is adamant that he won’t let Pochettino’s comments go to his head and that he will keep training hard to make an impression.
He also claimed that he was unsure as to whether he would play a part in the upcoming League Cup match away to Colchester.
Parrott said (The 42): “It does and it doesn’t. I don’t take notice of most of that stuff. I just keep trying to do what I can do in training and [trying to] get better.”
On the Colchester game: “I’m not sure really. Again, I’m just in training doing what I can do to the best of my abilities, trying to keep improving and if the chance does come, I’ll be ready.”
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