Tottenham youngster Dane Scarlett found the back of the net for England Under-19s as they overcame the Republic of Ireland 3-1 on Wednesday.
The Tottenham striker gave his side the lead with a composed finish just five minutes into the encounter.
Ireland drew level in the 38th minute through James Abankwah but the home side’s lead was restored by Carney Chukwuemeka before later scored just minutes into the second half to put the game beyond Ireland’s reach.
Scarlett has already made a few first-team appearances off the bench for Tottenham this season, with the 18-year-old even being named on the bench by Antonio Conte in Spurs’ 3-1 win over West Ham on Sunday.
The Spurs boss admitted after the game that the teenager is showing a lot of improvement and insisted that the striker is ‘a really important prospect’ for the club.
“I don’t give gifts to my players,” he admitted.
“If you are a player and you are only 17-years-old, Dane’s working really hard and he is a really good prospect from the academy.
“He is for sure at this moment the best prospect from the academy.”
Also, former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho hailed Scarlett as a ‘diamond, a kid with incredible potential.’
“He has immense talent,” he continued.
“I hope that nothing is going to destroy that potential. He must have (his) feet on the ground and (a good) head on his shoulders, because he has a fantastic talent.”
“Tottenham Hotspur have a striker in Dane Scarlett, who, if everything goes well, is going to be phenomenal,” – Jose Mourinho told The Times when discussing the future of the Three Lions following Euro 2020.
Last season, Scarlett made the most of his appearances in the U18s Premier League and in just 16 appearances he scored 17 goals and registered four assists.
In between, he also made his senior debut – coming off the bench in the closing stages of a Europa League clash against Ludogorets to become Tottenham’s youngest-ever player at the age of 16 years and 247 days.
That record only stood for a matter of weeks, however, with fellow youngster Alfie Devine having since broke the record.
Devine has been another promising prospect in the academy, making 12 Premier League 2 appearances so far this season, scoring seven goals and getting three assists.
Scarlett record only stood for a matter of weeks, with fellow youngster Alfie Devine having since become both Spurs’ youngest player and goalscorer after he found the net against non-league Marine in the FA Cup in January.
Scarlett does, however, still hold one club record, having become Tottenham’s youngest-ever Premier League player when he made a late substitute’s appearance against West Brom in February, aged 16 years and 320 days.