Tottenham Hotspur youngster, Troy Parrott, is certainly not short of confidence, despite still only being 17 years of age.
The youngster was called up to the senior Ireland team for the very first time this week, as Mick McCarthy prepares for a friendly against New Zealand, followed by a EURO 2020 qualifier against Denmark.
Parrott has already been named in the starting XI for the first of these fixtures, and claims he is aiming to score goals in order to impress and progress.
He said: “I’m not planning on stopping now. For me, it’s about scoring goals. That’s all I want to do, to be honest. It stands out when people look at it and say, ‘he scored another goal’ or ‘he scored and got an assist’.
“If someone can score, then I think it helps to go up the levels quicker and then obviously when I went to the 21s, I scored for them again on my debut, so it was good.”
On ex-Spurs and Ireland star, Robbie Keane, he added: “He was a top, top player, so it’s good to have people like that in and around – and obviously we play in the same position – that I can learn from and take advice from and just listen in and try to tap into his knowledge.”
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