It’s not typically a younger participant will get referred to as a ‘diamond’ by Jose Mourinho, however Dane Scarlett has simply earned that feat.
The Tottenham teenager impressed after approaching for a late cameo in Spurs’ thumping 4-Zero Europa League victory over Wolfsberger.
The 16-year-old’s willpower and eagerness was clear for all to see as Dele Alli impressed the Lilywhites to a snug win in north London.
He made a made a key intervention for the fourth and remaining Tottenham objective – catching Gustav Henriksson in possession to tee up Benfica loanee Carlos Vinicius’ second effort of the night time.
And Mourinho singled out Scarlett for particular reward following his nine-minute displaying within the match.
“He’s a diamond, a child with unimaginable potential,” Mourinho advised BT Sport.
“He has labored many instances with the primary staff and that provides him a distinct character. He’s nonetheless 16, 17 quickly [in March] and I imagine subsequent season he shall be a first-team squad participant as a result of he has loads of expertise.
“He’s going to be a improbable participant and I hope every little thing round him goes properly. He’s a striker, a quantity 9, I’ve been taking part in him from the perimeters just like Marcus Rashford and he’s very intelligent.
“There’s not one participant right here that I say I’m not proud of, the performances had been good, are all of them going to begin on Sunday [against Burnley]? No, however we’re taking part in Thursday, Sunday, Thursday.”