Troy Parrott will be getting his chance in the Tottenham first team, according to the club's manager Mauricio Pochettino. But he warned that he won't be over-extending the 17 year-old too soon.
Excitement has grown around the Dubliner this week after he scored a brace of goals in the Republic of Ireland under-21s 3-1 victory away to Sweden in their Euro 2021 qualifier in Kalmar.
Parrott, still only 17 years-old, signed his first professional contract with the north-London club in February of this year, while just last week he was included in their Champions League squad of 25 for the season ahead.
It led Ireland manager Mick McCarthy to say that he'd be willing to give the striker a chance in the senior's crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers next month, if he could play more of a role at club level between now and then.
Pochettino's comments however suggest that it might be too soon for Parrott to break into the first team.
"He's going to be involved sometimes - perfect. He's going to be involved with the U23 - perfect. Sometimes he's going to train with us - good," said the Tottenham manager.
"I think now is a process that he needs to be relaxed. If we put too much pressure [on him] we're going to push him to make a mistake and that is what we don't want
"The progress was there because he had the possibility to be involved in pre-season and now he's more consistent in training with the first team.
"I think he needs time and we need to be relaxed. We cannot put his name every day in the [spotlight] because I think we are not going to help him.
"He is still so young so the best way to help him is to be calm and relaxed for him."