Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has aimed a bizarre dig at Spurs youngster Troy Parrott as he discussed his lack of playing time.
The 18-year-old is considered a huge talent at Tottenham, but Mourinho is not exactly known for trusting his youth players.
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?? Jose Mourinho on Spurs striker Troy Parrott:
? “We are taking very good care of him. We cannot tell you every single details”.
? “We are taking care of a player and a young boy. He's 18 but one month ago he was 17.”
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) March 3, 2020
Watch the video above as the Portuguese tactician doesn’t exactly attempt to do wonders for Parrott’s confidence as he calls him “privileged” and tells him quite how much he still has to improve.
The tweet above (and others) even quotes Mourinho as saying of Parrot: “He is 18 but one month ago he was 17”, though this was presumably said outside of the recorded clip above.
If that is precisely what the Special One said, we really have reached peak Mourinho…
Jose Mourinho on Troy Parrott: "He will be on the bench tomorrow. We are taking very good care of him. We cannot tell you every single detail. We are taking care of a player and a young boy. He's 18 but one month ago he was 17.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) March 3, 2020
#thfc Mourinho evoked one of the great twitter conversations when he said of Parrott: "He's 18. One month ago he was 17, so he's not even close to being 19."
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) March 3, 2020