​Jose Mourinho opted to give the match ball to 17-year-old Troy Parrott following the teenager's Premier League debut against Burnley on Saturday, taking the ball from Son Heung-Min to do so.


Son - who scored one of the goals of the season after an immense solo run and finish - grabbed the ball at the final whistle to take it home with him after Tottenham battered Burnley 5-0.


However, Mourinho had other ideas, grabbing the ball off the South Korean, before giving it to Parrott who had come on in the 85th minute for his first Premier League appearance.

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​Son took it in good humour, laughing and joking with Mourinho as the 56-year-old strolled over to Parrott and handed him the ball.


As quoted by the ​Daily Mail, Mourinho explained the reasoning behind his decision to the media after the match.


"It's the Premier League debut for a 17-year kid, so if he has the chance to have the ball for his debut," he said. "Sometimes [the match ball] is for the guy who has his hat trick but I think it has a bigger meaning for a 17-year-old boy."

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Mourinho continued: "Last week he was playing in the UEFA Youth League with kids of his age. Today he played in the Premier League. He played for ​Tottenham in the Premier League, played for his country in a match in Dublin. I think [it was an] amazing week for him."


Spurs were already five goals to the good when Parrott came on for the in-form ​Dele Alli, marking a historic day for the youngster and Tottenham as he became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League this season and the youngest for the Lilywhites since 2007.

A brace from ​Harry Kane, alongside goals from Son, Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko, made up an emphatic victory for Spurs, who kept their first clean sheet of the Mourinho era.


With a trip to Bayern Munich in the ​Champions League midweek, and qualification to the last 16 already assured, teenage sensation Parrott may be given another opportunity to showcase his talents.