Jose Mourinho says ‘diamond’ Dane Scarlett will be in Tottenham’s first team next season and compares him to Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford

It’s not typically a younger participant will get known 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 4-0 Europa League victory over Wolfsberger.

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Scarlett impressed for Spurs in his nine-minute cameo

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 last Tottenham purpose – 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 unbelievable potential,” Mourinho instructed BT Sport.

Mourinho is expecting big things of Scarlett

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Mourinho is anticipating large issues of Scarlett

“He has labored many occasions with the primary crew and that offers him a distinct persona. He’s nonetheless 16, 17 quickly [in March] and I imagine subsequent season he will likely be a first-team squad participant as a result of he has loads of expertise.

“He’s going to be a implausible participant and I hope every little thing round him goes nicely. He’s a striker, a quantity 9, I’ve been enjoying him from the edges much 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 start out on Sunday [against Burnley]? No, however we’re enjoying Thursday, Sunday, Thursday.”

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