Spurs’ U19 squad says Hold our beer.
Tottenham’s U19s play in the UEFA Youth League, a concurrent tournament to the Champions League that feature the U19s from each Champions League squad (plus a few other clubs) and in a similar pool-plus-knock-out tournament. It’s a great opportunity for the youngsters to get some international experience. Well, Spurs got some experience, all right — they rolled to a 9-2 drubbing of Red Star Belgrade’s U19s at Spurs’ training ground yesterday.
Oh, and guess who got four goals? Yup, Troy Parrott. He scored three times from open play and also slotted home once from the penalty spot.
There doesn’t appear to be a highlight package or supercuts of Parrott’s performance, but thankfully Irish youth-centric Twitter account @KennysKids has us covered.
Here are Parrott’s goals, in order.
J’Neill Bennett (who — trivia alert! — also scored the first ever goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) opened Spurs’ scoring, and Tottenham also got goals from Max Robson, Kion Etete, Harvey White, and Paris Maghoma to complete the rout. Two Red Star players scored but honestly, who cares about that.
Which Party Parrott goal is your favorite? For me it’s hard to decide between his first and second. His opener was just a luscious strike in transition, but while his second goal was kinda scrappy, his ability to lever his foot around and fire home from the ground was impressive.
Parrott has lately been the subject of transfer rumor speculation, suggesting that both Bayern Munich and Dortmund are interesting in signing him. That’s a sign of both his huge talent and also the recent transfer climate that has seen young English talent head to Germany in recent windows. This Parrott kid is amazing, and I hope he stays — he looks to be a gosh dang future star. Can we play him against Liverpool?