Mourinho on Scarlett: He is a diamond, a kid with incredible potential

Thu 25 February 2021 | 11:29

Tottenham boss praises the Spurs starlet.


16-year-old starlet,

Dane Scarlett

came off the bench on Wednesday in a Europa League clash against


, and managed to make a goal assist to help his team leave the pitch with a 4-0 victory.

Now the Spurs boss,

Jose Mourinho

has praised the English forward.

In an interview with

BT Sport

, the Portuguese said:

"He is a diamond, a kid with incredible potential.

"He has worked many times with the first team and that gives him a different personality. He is still 16, 17 soon 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.

"Dane has incredible talent. I don't want to speak too much because tomorrow I arrive in the building and the kid's boss is going to kill me.

"I don't want that so I don't want to speak too well about him. I just want to say that he will be 17 next month and I want him to be part of the first-team squad next season.

"So this season he is there and here, goes to training sessions with us and matches with the kids of his age and trains there.

"Next season he has to be a first-team player. Immense talent. Very good physical development.

"He's very good, he's going to be very good. I hope that nothing is going to destroy that potential. He must have feet on the ground and head on his shoulders because he has a fantastic talent."



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