Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has said that he expects youngster Troy Parrott to play “lots more matches” for his club and on the international stage for Republic of Ireland.
Parrott, 17, has scored seven goals and assisted one other up front for Spurs‘ youth teams this season, including five strikes in three appearances in the UEFA Youth League.
His form led to him being handed a senior international debut by Ireland boss Mick McCarthy last Thursday in a friendly against New Zealand and the youngster is in the squad for Monday’s crunch Euro 2020 qualifier versus Denmark.
A win for Ireland will see them qualify for next summer’s tournament ahead of Monday’s opponents and speaking to the Irish Examiner, Danish international Eriksen said that he hoped to see the exciting attacker on the pitch.
“I hope Troy plays as it will be good fun to see him on the pitch,” the midfielder said.
“For a player so young, he is a great striker who makes brilliant runs and scores with excellent finishes. Troy is not a shy guy. He stands his ground against defenders.
“I read that he did very well on his Ireland debut against New Zealand and I expect him to play lots more matches for Ireland and Tottenham.”
Parrott has earned plaudits following his promotion from Tottenham’s Under-18s side in July.