Date: 25th February 2021 at 8:35pm
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Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to comments made by head coach Jose Mourinho about young prospect Dane Scarlett.

The 16-year-old made just his second appearance in competition last night for Spurs, coming on in the last ten minutes of their victory over Austrian side Wolfsberger. The youngster clearly has something of a future ahead of him, even getting attention from the national media following his brief cameos in the first-team.

On his future, speaking to BT Sport after the game (via @HotspurRelated), Mourinho talked about just how exciting his future could be, even going on to compare him with another young English prospect that he worked with at a previous job “He has fantastic talent. Next season he will be a first-team player. I am playing him from the side but he is a nine a bit like I did with Marcus Rashford.”

High praise indeed, and they were exactly what these Spurs fans on social media wanted to hear, as they looked forward to how much he’ll be able to nurture him moving forward:

“This is most pleasing”

“That’s our striker sorted for the next decade”
“This could be the best thing Jose does during his time. This kid will be the future CF for the club.”
“Jose this is the stuff I wanna hear”
“You love to hear it”
“Absolute limbs”
“Ok now i’m excited.”

Do you think Dane Scarlett should be involved more in the Spurs first team this season?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Although given how close Mourinho is to losing his job right now, whether or not he’ll be around next year to oversee him is a different matter.