Date: 11th September 2019 at 6:46am
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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:

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.

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.

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.

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.