Tottenham brought the curtain down on their pre-season tour of Asia today – and there has been a number of positives for Mauricio Pochettino since Spurs arrived in Singapore last Thursday.

From Harry Kane’s magnificent last minute winner against Juventus on Sunday to Lucas Moura’s excellent form. It has been action-packed – not to mention Kyle Walker-Peters’ impressive performances at right-back or Japhet Tangana’s introduction to the first-team.

But perhaps the most important thing that Spurs have gained from their trip to Singapore and China might be the evolution of Troy Parrott.

The 17-year-old assisted Erik Lamela on debut against Juventus in Tottenham’s opening game of the tour and Pochettino rewarded him with his second consecutive start in the defeat to Manchester United in Shanghai this afternoon.

But this time, the Under-21 Republic of Ireland striker partnered Harry. And in the 61 second video below, Parrott looks like a young Kane, winning free-kicks, holding the ball up, linking the play, displaying an eye for a pass and generally performing like someone way above his years.

It might be early days, but Parrott looks to have all the tools to be involved with Spurs’ first-team on a more regular basis this season.

Check the impressive video out below.



  1. Really Neil – He is 17 and certainly looks like he has potential. Note the movement to the ball. I have seen over1,600 Spurs games live over more than 40 years and I can tell you that this lad has something. Reserve your judgement until you have actually seen him play unless of course your were in China today which I doubt. Don’t be so negative about a young player with real potential.

  2. Parrott is a very promising youngster, but he is not ready to back up Kane at this point. Dybala would be a wonderful addition though.


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