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Mourinho Insists Troy Parrott 'Needs More Time To Develop'

Mourinho Insists Troy Parrott 'Needs More Time To Develop'

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has insisted Harry Kane will not be rested over the Christmas as Troy Parrott still 'needs time to develop'.

The Spurs boss handed the Irish youngster his Premier League debut earlier this month but speaking ahead of their clash with Wolves on Sunday, he said Kane would continue to lead the line throughout the busy month.

If you ask me am I going to give him a rest on December 26 as we have a match after two days, no, I’m not going to give a rest. There are matches and matches.

The Munich match was one of these ones when the result was secondary, but when the result is fundamental in the squad we have and Number 9 is Harry and Parrott.

"Parrott is a 17-year-old boy that played five minutes in the Premier League and we’ll give him more time. He needs more time to develop and so yes Harry is fundamental for us."

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The news comes in the same week it was reported that Mourinho is keen for Parrott to remain in North London and not leave on loan in January. Contract extensions talks are underway but the player wants assurances about first-team opportunities before committing long-term.

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