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Spurs | Club believes in Parrott but Mason fully focused on Sunday's final

Tottenham interim coach Ryan Mason told OTB Sport that the club fully backs their Irish youngster...

Mario Bowden
Mario Bowden

18:31 23 Apr 2021



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Spurs | Club believes in Parrott but Mason fully focused on Sunday's final

Mario Bowden
Mario Bowden

18:31 23 Apr 2021

Tottenham interim coach Ryan Mason told OTB Sport that the club fully backs their Irish youngster Troy Parrott to succeed. 

The 19-year-old Irish international has had two loan spells this season away from Spurs – first with Milwall in the Championship and now with Ipswich in League One. The Dublin-born striker was also featured in Ireland's World Cup qualifier defeat to Luxembourg back in March.

Parrott has made 15 appearances for Ipswich – only converting in just one outing, against Plymouth.

Tottenham Hotspur's Troy Parrott (left) and Burnley's Jeff Hendrick battle for the ball

Mason, who will manage Tottenham's Carabao Cup final clash against Man City this Sunday, says Troy is doing all he can.

"I know Troy. I have a personal relationship with him of course," says Mason.

"Troy has gone out on loan this season. He’s been exposed to something that he’s never been exposed to," says Mason.

"The club believes in him. We believe in him. He’s had some difficult moments but that is normal. My mind and my thinking are on a different group of players at the moment. I think that’s normal," Mason concluded.

Carabao Cup final 

The Carabao Cup final at Wembley this Sunday will be only Mason's second match as interim manager. Mason's appointment came on Monday morning – as Jose Mourinho's was sacked by the club  –  a mere footnote amidst the Super League hullabaloo this week.

Speaking to the press on Friday, Mason was questioned on the fitness of Harry Kane. The England captain limped off with an ankle injury last Friday in the club's 2-2 draw with Everton. Mason described the situation as touch and go.

"It's a case of taking it hour by hour. We will see how he feels in the next four hours, the next six hours and then we will go from there."

Tottenham's Harry Kane leaves the field during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, April 16, 2021. (Clive Brunskill/Pool via AP)

Mason admitted that he doesn't "know if Harry is going to train tomorrow or if he will be fit to play on Sunday. If he is, it will be a quick turnaround. A week without training is not a problem for someone in Harry's condition. But we will assess later tonight and early tomorrow morning to see if we can get him on the pitch."

Tottenham's last appearance in an EFL Cup final was back in 2015 – where they lost 2-0 to Chelsea. Ryan Mason started the game in midfield for Tottenham.

 


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