Tottenham talent Parrott says Ireland winner was career best moment so far
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Tottenham talent Parrott says Ireland winner was career best moment so far

20-year-old Tottenham striker Troy Parrott scored a dramatic stoppage time winner for the Republic of Ireland last night.

Parrott rifled home late, late on to earn a 1-0 victory over Lithuania in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

Roy Keane was traditionally grumpy about the exuberant celebrations, but Parrott said after the game that it was the best moment of his career by far, as per the Independent.

It was his first international goal on home soil, following on from his double away in Andorra back in June.

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When asked after the game, if the late stunner was the best moment of his career, Parrott responded: “By far. By far.

“To score the winner that late in front of the home fans maybe a mile or so away from my house was honestly incredible.

“I’m still shaking now. It was honestly one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in my life.

“It felt like the ball was never going to come down. I had to take two touches before I could get the shot off, but yes, I’m over the moon.”

Some, such as Keane, may scoff at huge celebrations after a friendly victory.

But we all want to see players with passion for their teams and it does not get much better than scoring a screamer late on to win a game for your country.

The Republic of Ireland have some talented young players and a manager in Stephen Kenny who they are hoping can implement a passing style of play.

That will take time and the World Cup qualification campaign did not go to plan but the likes of Parrott provide hope for the future.

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