Troy Parrott showed Tottenham Hotspur fans during the club’s pre-season tour of the far east and subsequent Audi Cup tournament that is certainly a talent to be excited about.
The 17-year-old made his first-team debut for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the Carabao Cup defeat at Colchester United in late September.
Despite having failed to feature since, he has continued to train with the senior side on a regular basis and was named among the substitutes for the recent draw at Everton after Harry Kane was sidelined through illness.
The striker once again made headlines when he scored four goals in the 9-2 drubbing by Tottenham’s Under-19 side against their Red Star Belgrade counterparts at the beginning of last month.
Ireland boss Mick McCarthy named the Dubliner in his starting eleven for the first time in yesterday’s 3-1 win against New Zealand
Parrott has spoken of his pride after earning his first cap and provided an assist when Sean Maguire found the back of the net.
Parrott told the Irish Mirror: “Walking out in the green jersey in my home town was just the best feeling I’ve ever felt.
“I felt I done well. I had a couple of chances and could have taken them but we’re taking a massive result into a massive game on Monday.
“It’s about scoring goals and getting assists and creating chances. I was unlucky not to get a goal but it was great to come away with an assist for Sean.
“I’m satisfied with the strides I’ve made, with my Tottenham debut and now Ireland. I’ll keep doing what I can and hopefully I can go far.”
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