Troy Parrott came off the bench to mastermind a brilliant win for Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland Under-21 side on Tuesday.
Parrott was dropped by Kenny after his goal-scoring debut against Armenia and his side went into the break a goal down against Sweden courtesy of a goal from Mattias Svanberg.
However, Parrott had a sensational impact on the game in the second half, scoring two goals after Ireland had missed a penalty.
He scored either side of Conor Masterson’s goal and recieved plaudits from football fans eveywhere, with Tottenham fans once again calling for him to be included in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans.
That’s something the Tottenham manager has resisted so far but it surely can’t be long before he gets a taste of the senior side.
Here are the best reactions to his stunning display on Tuesday:
Omg what a player parrott is! ???? https://t.co/lMnJivUtcF
— Harry_M (@Hip_Of_Llorente) September 11, 2019
One fan posted a video clip of the Parrott goals and said, “OMG what a player Parrott is”.
His first is a thumping finish high into the net but his second is the pick – he’s put through on goal where he shows a great touch before almost losing the chance. However, he shows his composure by deftly chipping the goalkeeper.
Another thing you can notice about Parrott is that he really seems to have bulked up and now looks like an imposing striker for a 17-year-old. That will stand him in good stead when he is unleashed in the Premier League.
— James O'Reilly (@jamesoreilly_) September 11, 2019
Troy Parrott is Ireland’s best player and he doesn’t even have a cap…
— Jack Duggan (@JackDugg14__) September 10, 2019
ROI manager Mick McCarthy said after the game that he would consider promoting Parrott to the senior side, saying “He has every chance. I have never ruled anyone out.”
However, he also said that he would prefer to see Parrott in the Tottenham first team before bringing him up to the ROI squad proper. Over to you, Pochettino.
Troy Parrott is special. Can't wait to see him start for spurs.
— Kuldeep (@urbanbindi) September 10, 2019
Stunning goal by Spurs’ Troy Parrott; that pace, change of speed, and lob. @SpursOfficial fans will know that Parrott is expected to be a 1st team name in the near future. I wonder if he will be let out on loan… https://t.co/TrSCJk1Ib6
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) September 11, 2019
One fan wondered whether Parrott would be let out on loan but it’s something Pochettino has avoided until now, preferring to oversee his development in north London.
If he’s got a chance of making the first-team squad this season, that’s the right decision.
However, if Pochettino is looking to next season then a loan move would surely do the youngster good.
Gutted about Lo Celso.. showed glimpses in his brief appearances, to suggest he will be some player for us… but maybe this will get Troy Parrott as an attacking option off the bench!!
On fire, scoring 2 again.. deserves a place on the bench I feel!!
— zavy80 (@zavy80) September 10, 2019
Special special talent is Troy Parrott https://t.co/IL0bNO4Ov8
— Daniel Huggins (@DanHuggins23) September 10, 2019
Troy Parrott what a player at 17 ????????????
— Ian McDonnell (@ianomc22) September 10, 2019
It’s comforting knowing that when Kane comes to the end of his career we have someone as good as Troy parrott to take the reigns. Honestly so exited to see more of him. pic.twitter.com/C9KMcEnsb8
— Thomas Spice (@spice2001) September 10, 2019
Troy parrott is going to be something else????Future is green
— Jamie Mc Cready (@JamesMcCready2) September 10, 2019
How exciting is Troy Parrott could have some talent in the next few years ????????
— Ross Quinn (@Quinn3Ross) September 10, 2019
Best performance I’ve seen an Irish team play in my life. Refreshing to see 11 plus players keepin the ball on the ground and playing great football .. Troy Parrott is sensational
— Shane Lacey (@Lacer10) September 10, 2019
Parrott was involved in 5 pre season games for spurs and didnt score once, its a big step up from U21 to Senior especially since we have 3 really tough games coming up, Parrott should stay with U21 setup where he is doing very good until he can break into spurs 1st team
— Michael (@MArmshaw) September 10, 2019
One fan makes a really good point, saying that Parrott was involved in the Tottenham first team in pre-season and didn’t score a goal.
He said the step up is huge and echoed McCarthy’s thoughts when he said that Parrott should stay with the ROI Under-21s until he breaks into the Tottenham first team.