Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is in line for his international debut for the Republic of Ireland against New Zealand tonight.
And he has told the Daily Mirror that it’s crazy how quickly things have changed for him as well as explaining his plan to continue his progression.
He said: “It’s a huge achievement for me to be in the senior squad. To play for Ireland no matter what age you are is a huge achievement and I can’t wait to get out there. I used to watch them on the telly and now to come in and play with them is great.
“It’s crazy what can happen in the space of a few years. For me, it’s about scoring goals. That’s all I want to do. It helps to go up the levels quicker. (Mick McCarthy) told me to enjoy myself and don’t feel like I need to do anything that I don’t do at club level because that’s what got me here.”
TBR’s View – Parrott can use international stage to show he can cover for Kane
Parrott is the main out and out striker Tottenham have in reserve to cover for Harry Kane, although the likes of Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura can step in.
Kane is very seldom dropped by Mauricio Pochettino, so perhaps it’s on international duty where Parrott can stake his claim and show he is capable of replacing the England captain from time to time.