How Tottenham will line-up against Norwich in FA Cup with Dele Alli up front and still no Troy Parrott – The Sun
DELE ALLI is expected to lead the line as a false No9 when Tottenham take on Norwich tonight – with Troy Parrott not in the starting XI.
Spurs host the Canaries at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, looking to book their place in the quarter-finals alongside London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.
But as the striker crisis continues for Jose Mourinho, he looks set to give Dele the most-advanced role after excelling against Wolves with two assists.
There is no Harry Kane – who Gareth Southgate expects to be fit for the Euros – nor any Son Heung-min available due to injuries.
And although Parrott has made two late substitute appearances in the Premier League this term, the 18-year-old "Privileged One" is not in the plans to start.
The senior Irish international came off the bench for the final minute against Wolves then played and scored in a 3-2 win over Wolves U23s with the Spurs development side on Monday.
Mourinho 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.
"Troy is in a process, a young kid with a lot, a lot, a lot to learn."
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