It has been a fantastic season for Troy Parrott so far, as he seems to be going from strength to strength as the weeks roll by.
The Irishman was given a chance to impress during pre-season this year and he certainly grabbed that with both hands, looking impressive during the Asia tour against some high-class opponents.
Pochettino was clearly impressed too, as he then handed Parrott his first start in a Spurs shirt last month against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup.
Parrott was removed after about an hour against the League Two side, with Spurs eventually losing on penalties to end their hope of a League Cup.
Unfortunately, it was a week to forget for Parrott this time around, as the youngster received a second yellow and a red for a push on Moise Kean.
This came after Kean looked to block a quick free-kick, Parrott pushed him in the chest, and Kean pushed back. For some reason, the referee gave Kean a straight red, as well as giving Parrott his marching orders.
Ireland U21 manager, Stephen Kenny, said (The42): “I thought it was quite harsh really. I wasn’t expecting it. I didn’t get a great view of it, but he didn’t seem to do a lot really.
“He was trying to take the free-kick quickly, just trying to get on the ball. Troy’s an attacking player. His attitude is exemplary really. He carries himself brilliantly.
“I don’t know if he’s ever been sent off. I think it’s quite unfortunate. The double blow is that it rules him out of our game in Iceland on Tuesday, which is a big blow.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Nothing to worry about for Parrott. It was never a red card, so there isn’t anything for him to beat himself up over. This lad is going to be a huge player for Spurs for years to come though!
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