Tottenham’s Troy Parrott needs first-team football to play senior level for Ireland, says Mick McCarthy

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott impressed again for Republic of Ireland U21s however Mick McCarthy admits he will have to play first-team soccer for Spurs to push his way to the senior side of the country.
Before returning the bench to score twice on Tuesday parrott scored the winner on Friday.
The 17-year-old has been an essential portion of Tottenham tour, including Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich and has become Spurs‘ second striker supporting Harry Kane.
But, McCarthy insists Parrott needs Tottenham first-team action before he could be selected for Ireland’s old side, saying:“Get in the very first group.
„You do realise that the U21s and the U23s where he’s playing with is far-removed from where we’re playing, do not you? There is a difference.
„If I think he is correct, I will take him. We’ll try and get him observed. It is interesting – if he accomplishing his objectives and had not come on, I wonder what would the questions have been had he never come on, since Stephen’s not played with him?
„If someone makes you a substitute and you run to a do that, deliver that sort of performance, that’s what it is all about. He’s a fantastic kid and I’m excited by him.“
He is to make his competitive debut in the Carabao Cup from Colchester United in September, although Parrott hasn’t appeared for Spurs from the Premier League however this season.
The youngster is also set to progress at national level with his existing U21s director Stephen Kenny stepping up to manage the mature side.
McCarthy said:“You’re all talking about them coming through into the first group. After he [Kenny] has got the job and it will not be that today – he’ll be positioned.
„In the meantime, it is me that’s come in and could have taken the backlash had drawn in Gibraltar or lost from Gibraltar, and that has protected him .
„Hopefully we all qualify, reach the Euros and it’s going to be seen as a great decision to have achieved exactly what we did.“

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