Ireland boss Mick McCarthy chose to give Troy Parrott his fist senior international cup on Wednesday evening at the Aviva Stadium.
The 17-year-old played 63 minutes of the match against New Zealand and despite not scoring, he will be credited with an assist for a straightforward pass to Seani Maguire.
Parrott has only featured once for Tottenham Hotspur in senior competitive football which came back in September against Colchester United.
Former Republic of Ireland international manager Brian Kerr has claimed that Parrott cannot be compared to the legendary Robbie Keane.
Kerr claimed that at 17, Keane was already finding the back of the net for Wolves on a regular basis.
He instead believes that people need to be patient with Parrott and he will not feature in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark on Monday night.
"He's not a Robbie Keane-type.
"And what needs to be remembered is that Robbie was scoring goals for Wolves when he was 17!
"Tonight's game may be useful. But I don't see him starting Monday."
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