Tottenham Hotspur youngster Troy Parrott capped his first Republic of Ireland appearance with an assist in Thursday’s 3-1 win over New Zealand.
The 17-year-old’s only first-team minutes for Spurs this season have come in the EFL Cup.
Indeed, despite the team’s struggles – winning just three of their 12 Premier League matches – Parrott has not been called upon to appear in the league.
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Parrott made a telling contribution for his country on Thursday, though, before leaving the field in the 63rd minute of the international friendly.
Tottenham’s official Twitter account provided a video of the assist from the 6 ft 1 ace.
And it was not a surprise that a whole host of Spurs fans responded by once again calling for Mauricio Pochettino to start handing the teenager some first-team action, having done so last month when Parrott was announced part of Ireland’s initial 39-man squad.
With seven goals in four appearances in the UEFA Youth League and Premier League 2 this season, Parrott surely has to be worth a punt for the out-of-form capital giants.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— 🇦🇷 (@Alderweireldx) November 14, 2019
Play him then
— joe (@Losgrantos) November 14, 2019
Start him 💙
— Mustafa L. (@MustafaLigor) November 14, 2019
Get him involved and build from scratch! Throw out the moaners
— Me (@AlexiNorway) November 14, 2019
Start playing him in the first team? 🤔 Just a thought 👍
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) November 14, 2019
GIVE HIM GAME TIME 🦜 🦜 🦜
— Manny (@Mannythfc) November 14, 2019
How about give him an appearance 🤣🤷♂️
— Ryan Orchard (@Ryan_Orchard) November 14, 2019