Sport ‘I believe’ - Jose Mourinho wowed by ‘immense’ attacker as he drops enticing Tottenham hint
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Dele Alli and Gareth Bale were brought on by Mourinho despite the Tottenham manager having previously criticised both players.Mourinho's side fell to a 3-0 defeat away to Manchester City on Saturday evening, which leaves them 17 points adrift of the Premier League leaders.
Speaking after Tottenham Hotspur’s comfortableon Wednesday evening, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho waxed lyrical over youngster Dane Scarlett after his contribution as a late substitute – going on to drop an enticing hint about his involvement next season.
The 16-year-old only came on for the final ten minutes of Spurs’ encounter with the Austrian minnows, but that was more than enough to display his quality and send a message to Mourinho.
Scarlett, replacing Dele Alli after his wonderful contribution to proceedings, provided an assist for summer signing Carlos Vinicius to round off a comfortable night for Spurs as they eased into the Last 16 ().
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Jose drops enticing Scarlett hint
Speaking after the match to BT Sport (via), Mourinho heaped praise in the teenager whilst dropping an enticing hint surrounding his involvement for Spurs this season.
“He is a diamond, a kid with incredible potential,” Mourinho told BT.
“He has worked many times with the first team and that gives him a different personality. He is still 16, 17 soon [in March] and I believe next season he will be a first-team squad player because he has a lot of talent.
“He is going to be a fantastic player and I hope everything around him goes well. He is a striker, a number nine, I have been playing him from the sides similar to Marcus Rashford and he is very clever.”
Transfer Tavern take
Going on to call him an ‘immense talent’ in his post-match press conference also (via), Tottenham fans could expect to see more of Scarlett over the 2021/2022 campaign after this declaration.
Assisting Vinicius after only just coming on is certainly one way to turn Mourinho’s head – and the Lilywhites boss clearly a huge fan already.
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