Mourinho warns ‘it’s too soon’ for Troy Parrott to replace injured Harry Kane

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has poured cold water on the notion that Troy Parrott can be a full-time replacement for Harry Kane until he recovers from a hamstring injury.The 26-year-old limped off in Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day.1 Mourinho has cautioned against putting too much pressure on Parrott too soonMourinho cautioned against placing all of their expectations on Parrott to replace the England captain.He said: “I think it’s too soon. I think one thing is potential and another thing is conditions to express potential and I think he needs time.”Having minutes, being involved is one thing.”Another thing is what you call the direct replacement. To be that he needs to work.NEXT STEP“The next step for him is to sign a new contract at the club long-term and then it is for everyone to decide what is the best for his development.”In this club we care about our players. It is also to find the best pathway to develop.“He’s 17 years old. I don’t think at the age of 17 it’s good for you to go on loan to a Championship club or to go abroad to another country.”My feeling is it’s one thing when you are 20 if you need that step, another thing is when you are 17. When you are 17 you are a baby.”He later added: “17, you just have to be in your father club where you feel at home, where you are at home, where you train and develop with the first team.”SEVERITY OF KANE’S INJURYAsked about the severity of Kane’s injury he said: “Maybe later today we have news, but if you ask me my feeling, good news or bad news, I am more on bad news than good news.”“Kane leaving a match the way he did it, he didn’t think twice, it took him two seconds to realise the severity of his situation.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”Everybody knows who he is, what he is, what he means for the team, the fans, the club.”His quality, the routines that the team has playing with him, every minute of every game he doesn’t play we miss, so every match that he doesn’t play we’re going to miss him.”Tottenham do at least have a week off from Premier League action as they play Middlesbrough in the FA Cup before returning to league duty against leaders Liverpool.last_img

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