“You know that you cannot play like we normally play when Harry Kane is not in the team. The only thing I can tell you is that of course we cannot do the same way as with Harry.”

Parrott would have been hoping for at least some first team action ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2020 playoff semi-final in March, but Mourinho’s comments don’t appear to bode well for the 17-year-old.

The striker made his international debut in Ireland’s 3-1 win over New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in November and has featured for Tottenham in both the Premier League and the League Cup this season.