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In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt was impressed by the record-breaking progress of teenage Dane Scarlett.
The 16-year-old became the youngest player to play for Spurs after José Mourinho signed him as a substitute in the second half in their 4-0 win over Ludogorets in the Europa League last month, beating the John Bostock’s 11-year record. .
Scarlett has been in good shape for the academy setup this season having scored 13 goals in 10 games in the U18 Premier League, and her form has earned her a call-up for the U23 squad, where she has scored in her only appearance. , which arrived only two weeks ago, according to Transfer market.
Should Dane Scarlett show up for Spurs against Stoke tonight?
On Saturday afternoon, the teenage prodigy was omitted out of the youth team entirely, which could indicate Mourinho’s intention to play him tonight when they head to Stoke City in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
It may not start with Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale pressing for a few minutes, but it may well appear from the bench if things go according to plan against the Championship team.
And Mabbutt has been surprised by its rapid progression …
Speaking with FFC, he said:
Of course, I mean, he’s 16 years old and plays for the Spurs first team!
“That must have given him a lot of confidence and proof of what he can accomplish.
“He has been doing fantastically in the U-18s, and yes, the coach is prepared to give the youngsters a chance if you show it. Like I said, it’s about proving yourself and having that desire to be the best.
“Their [a] competition. It is a constant competition. Every day of your life as a player, you are showing yourself and that you are worthy of being in the first eleven ”.
In fact, when you come up with three or four goals at some of the best academies at the youth level, you will be noticed, and after the ‘Special’ took a good look at it in the preseason, it’s obvious that he has seen something. in the young jewel.
Now there will be no better chance to see Spurs’ future in action than in this very competition with the team advancing through the knockout stages of the Europa League and fighting for a place in the top four of the Premier League.
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