Mourinho says Troy Parrott is ’17-year-old boy’ that ‘needs more time to develop’

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has described Troy Parrott as ‘a 17-year-old boy’ that ‘needs more time to develop.’He also alluded to his plans not to rest Harry Kane over the busy festive slate of games.1 Mourinho says Troy Parrott needs time to developHe said: “It’s a sign of matches and matches.”Am I going to give him (Kane) a rest on December 26 as we have a match after two days?”No, I’m not going to give a rest. There are matches and matches.”The Munich match was one of these ones when the result was secondary, but when the result is fundamental…number nine is Harry and Parrott.HARRY IS FUNDAMENTAL”Parrott is a 17-year-old boy that played five minutes in the Premier League and we’ll give him more time.”He needs more time to develop and so, yes, Harry is fundamental for us.”The Portugese’s remarks come in the wake of Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.Despite the match being a dead rubber, leading many to believe it might be an ideal time to blood the Irish striker, Parrott was left unused on the bench.It was a far less encouraging development than the previous week’s where Mourinho gave the Dubliner his debut and spoke glowingly afterwards about why he had gifted him the match ball.He had said: “It was his debut and I think it had a much bigger meaning to a kid who last week was playing against others his age in the UEFA Youth League.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raid“Today he’s playing in the Premier League at 17. Will he play against Bayern?“I don’t know. All I can say is Kane won’t. Who plays? We’ll see.”In addition to this, it has been speculated that Mourinho sent scouts to watch veteran Roma target man Edin Dzeko.last_img read more