Mourinho calls Spurs youngster Parrott ‘The Privileged One’ ahead of cup clash

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has labelled Tottenham teen sensation Troy Parrott: “The Privileged One.”Republic of Ireland rookie Parrott, 18, will be on the bench for Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round clash at home to Norwich on Wednesday night.2 Mourinho has called young star Parrott ‘The Privileged One’Credit: Rex Features2 Parrott scored for the Under-23s against Wolves on MondayCredit: GettyThe young striker scored for the club’s Under-23s in their 3-2 win over Wolves last night.Mourinho has resisted calls to start the young forward despite serious injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.The Tottenham boss said: “We are taking very good care of him and we cannot tell you everything or every detail.”We are taking good care of a young player but also taking care of a young boy in society, life, private life and that is a process.”He is 18 but one month ago he was 17 so he is not even close to being 19.“So we are taking good care of him. Yesterday we decided it was good for him to play for the Under-23s but only for 45 minutes.“The objective was to give him some match time but not 90 minutes because tomorrow he will be on the bench. It is a process.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho was cheered sarcastically by fans when he waited until stoppage time to send on Parrott in Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League at home by Wolves.But the Special One insists he and Spurs are doing right by their Irish prospect.He said: “We take care of the players. Of course it was not my work but for Harry Winks to arrive into the position of club captain in a Premier League match shows what can be done in this club.“A kid who comes here at nine, ten years old, is taken care of, comes into the first team, plays in the first team and then arrives at a moment where he even wears the armband.“Troy is in a process, a young kid with a lot, a lot, a lot to learn.”Parrott won his only Republic of Ireland cap in their friendly against New Zealand in November.Ireland manager Mick McCarthy wanted Tottenham to send the teenager out on loan in January – but the club declined as it would have affected his home-grown status.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”” pod_component_config_loader_url=”″ src=””]MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearMourinho added: “Parrott has qualities, he has potential but he is not the end product.“He has a lot to learn and develop at every level but he is going to be on the bench tomorrow again.“He already has two appearances in the Premier League which is something not very normal for an 18 year old kid so he is a privileged one.“And at the moment he understands the privilege he has to be training as part of the first team every day with experienced coaches and players, with very good people in the academy he is a privileged one. Step by step.”Jose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipziglast_img read more

Mary’s Meals are going on a walk to Knock

first_imgGenerous individuals from Donegal and all over Ireland are getting ready to set off on their annual nine-day trek to raise money for school feeding charity Mary’s Meals. The challenge organised by Donegal Mary’s Meals Support Group sees participants walking to the Knock Shrine in Co. Mayo under the banner “Step By Step To Feed The Next Child”, raising awareness of the charity’s work and collecting vital donations for Mary’s Meals’ school feeding programmes along the way.Groups of walkers set out from Dublin, Clare and Malin (Co. Donegal) on Monday, August 7 and are expected to arrive in Knock on Tuesday August 15. Mary’s Meals provides a daily nutritious meal to more than 1.2 million children in their place of education, in 14 different countries around the world. By serving daily meals in a place of education, Mary’s Meals addresses the effects of chronic hunger experienced by many of the world’s poorest children and encourages them to come to school and gain skills that can help them escape poverty in the future.It costs just €15.60 to feed a child for a whole school year with Mary’s Meals. The charity is committed to keeping its costs low and spends at least 93 cent of every €1 donated directly on charitable work. The Ireland-wide walking event is now in its fifth year and is organised by the Donegal Mary’s Meals Support Group. The annual challenge is an important fundraiser for the charity, raising €69,000 in its first year alone – enough to feed 4,758 children for a whole school year through Mary’s Meals. Fr Eamonn Kelly, chairman of the Mary’s Meals Ireland board and founding member of the Mary’s Meals Donegal Support Group, said: “So far, we’ve had nothing but kindness and interest in what we are doing. We are walking together, step by step, to feed the next hungry child. That is our main aim, to help feed the next chronically hungry child.”Eimear Felle, Fundraising Co-ordinator for Mary’s Meals Ireland, said: “We are so grateful to everyone taking part in “Step By Step To Feed The Next Child” for their incredible efforts to help Mary’s Meals reach more and more children with a daily meal in school. “Today, our work is more vital than ever. Across East Africa, drought and conflict have created a humanitarian crisis spanning several countries, including two where we serve Mary’s Meals – South Sudan and Kenya. “During this time of crisis, the daily meal provided by Mary’s Meals is not only a powerful incentive to come to school, it’s a vital lifeline for vulnerable children in desperate need of nourishment. “It costs just €15.60 to feed a child for a whole school year through Mary’s Meals so every donation raised by this event will make a huge difference to the lives of families suffering extreme poverty.” To find out more about Mary’s Meals, or to donate, visit www.marysmeals.ieMary’s Meals are going on a walk to Knock was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charityFr Eamonn KellyKnockMalinMary’s MealsWALKlast_img read more