Tottenham striker Troy Parrott impressed again for Republic of Ireland U21s however Mick McCarthy admits he will have to play football for Spurs to push his way to the senior side of the country.
Parrott scored the winner for Ireland U21s on his introduction Friday, before returning the bench to score twice on Tuesday night.
The 17-year-old was an important portion of Tottenham excursion Juventus and Bayern Munich and is now Spurs’ striker that is recognised that is second supporting Harry Kane.
However, McCarthy insists Parrott needs Tottenham first-team action before he could be selected for Ireland’s senior side, stating:”Get from the very first team.
“You do understand that the U21s and the U23s where he is playing is far-removed from where we are playing, don’t you? There’s a difference.
“If I believe he’s correct, I’ll take him. We’ll attempt to get him noticed. It’s interesting – when he accomplishing his own goals and hadn’t come on, I wonder what will the questions have been had he never come on, since Stephen’s not played him?
“If somebody makes you a substitute and you happen on a do that, deliver that sort of performance, that is what it’s about. He is a fantastic kid and I’m excited by him.”
Although Parrott has not emerged for Spurs at the Premier League this year, he is to make his competitive debut.
The child is set to advance in national level together with his present U21s manager Stephen Kenny stepping up to handle the senior side.
McCarthy stated:”You are all talking about them coming through into the first group. When he [Kenny] has got the job – and it will not be that long today – he’ll be perfectly placed.
“In the meantime, it is me that has come and may have obtained the backlash had drawn in Gibraltar or lost in Gibraltar, and that has shielded him .
“Hopefully we qualify, get to the Euros and it will be regarded as a great choice to have achieved exactly what we did.”