Thursday 19 September 2019

'I'm just looking forward to the next U-21 game' insists shooting star Parrott

Ireland's Troy Parrott. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Ireland's Troy Parrott. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

John Fallon

His goals have made him look like a teenager in a hurry but Troy Parrott insists he's happy to wait until Mick McCarthy feels he is ready to make the step up to the Irish senior team.

The 17-year-old Tottenham striker scored twice in an impressive 3-1 victory in Sweden in the European 2021 qualifier on Tuesday and says he is just happy to be pulling on a green jersey at whatever level he is deemed to be suitable.

"Mick is the gaffer and picks the squad he believes will win him matches," said the Dubliner.

"I read the gaffer's comments about him not being able to see much from me in the friendly against Bulgaria this week.

"He's made his mind up and I've no problem with that. I'm eligible for a few different age-groups and would happily represent Ireland at any level. I'm just looking forward to the next U-21 game against Italy in Dublin."

Parrott has yet to make his senior debut for Tottenham but that could well come in a League Cup game against Colchester in two weeks' time.

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