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Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs fans discuss Mourinho comments

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Spurs fans have been discussing some of Jose Mourinho’s comments on Troy Parrott after the 18-year-old striker missed his penalty in the defeat to on Wednesday night. 

The Portuguese manager has insisted in recent weeks that the Republic of Ireland international “isn’t ready” for Premier League and isn’t the man to step up in the absence of and Heung-Min Son, both of whom remain sidelined through injury.

However, the striker who has been prolific with the youth sides at the North London club was sent on in extra time against the Canaries on Wednesday night but struggled to have much impact and later saw his penalty saved by Tim Krul; earning him a disappointing 5.6 rating.

Following the game, Mourinho was quick to remind fans that the young striker isn’t ready, saying: “The problem is not his experience. The problem is the 30 minutes. Now people can see that he has to work a lot so don’t think that Parrott is the second because he’s just a young kid that needs to work.” (per Football.London)

Do you think Mourinho is right to criticise Parrott?

Yes, he was poor against Norwich

Yes, he was poor against Norwich

No, he should be encouraging him

No, he should be encouraging him

Reaction from Spurs fans to Mourinho’s quotes on Parrott, as seen in the replies to Alasdair Gold’s post, can be seen in the tweets below.

These Spurs fans clearly felt that Mourinho’s comments on Parrott weren’t particularly helpful and won’t have done the 18-year-old’s confidence much good.

What do we think?

It seems as if Mourinho is letting his ego get ahead of what is good for his players, as he was clearly keen to prove to fans that he was ‘right’ about Parrott. Yes, the 18-year-old missed his penalty but he stepped up to take one when many senior players didn’t and arguably he should be praised for that, not criticised.

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