Troy Parrott has certainly made his mark during the past month – and the Tottenham striker was at it again after Tottenham’s victory against Real Madrid in the Audi Cup this evening.
It has been a whirlwind few weeks for the 17-year-old, who was originally meant to turn out for the Republic of Ireland in the European Under-19 Championships this summer, until Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino put a stop to that and opted to take the striker to the Far East for their pre-season tour of Singapore and China.
Parrott’s hard work was rewarded the Sunday before last when he appeared for Tottenham’s first-team for the very first time, claiming an assist in Spurs’ 3-2 win over Italian giants Juventus in the International Champions Cup.
And after making a major impression in that game and then against Manchester United four days later, Parrott’s efforts were enough for him to be included in Pochettino’s travelling squad to Munich for the annual pre-season tournament at the Allianz Arena.
He didn’t start the game against Madrid earlier today, but after replacing Harry Kane as a second-half substitute, he came mighty close to celebrating his first goal for the club.
Having received a pass from Georges-Kévin Nkoudou late in the game, Parrott crashed a shot against the post.
And the teenager took to Instagram, posting a story which read ‘just go in’ – clearly frustrated, but taking it all in his stride as to how he hasn’t got himself on the scoresheet so far in pre-season.
Parrott could be given another chance to do exactly that when Spurs play hosts Bayern Munich in tomorrows final.
It’ll come, Troy.