The qualities Tottenham Hotspur teen sensation is giving Portsmouth which proved central to Ipswich Town victory


The Spurs loanee ended an 11-game barren run in front of goal with a classy first-half finish to help his side to a 2-0 success at Portman Road.

But Scarlett’s Pompey team-mate Denver Hume felt the 18-year-old forward’s work on the ball was crucial to his side progressing to the last 16 of the competition.

And after bagging his fifth goal of the season, Hume can see the goals continue to flow for the England Under-20 international.

Dane Scarlett opens the scoring in the 2-0 win over Ipswich in the Papa John’s Trophy. Image: Simon Davies/ProSportsImages

Hume said: “Dane is obviously a top player.

“He’s still very young so to be doing what he’s doing at this level is a testament to him.

“You can tell he’s going to be a very good player.

“He was excellent against Ipswich in terms of execution throughout the game and has given us something along the way.

“Maybe it’s something he doesn’t want to do as much.

“I’m sure he’d rather be on the end of chances and score goals, but that shows the kind of selfless player he is.

“It also shows the kind of selfless players we have in the squad and that everyone is willing to run for each other for the result.

“He’s a young player, but you can tell he’s played at this level now, because he’s playing older than him.

“He’s done brilliantly and I’m sure if he continues, he’ll keep scoring goals.”

Hume was impressed with what he saw from Pompey as they withstood Ipswich’s pressure and then created plenty of clear-cut chances en route to victory.

The 24-year-old January arrival from Sunderland felt his team’s discipline was central to their success.

He added: “We also knew it was going to be a tough place to get to.

“Ipswich are one of the best teams in League One and everyone knows the squad they have.

“They can make changes and bring in players who are still the best players at our level.

“So to come away with the win and the clean sheet was important for us.

“We know how they play and sometimes it can be difficult to play against them.

“You know you might not have as much of the ball, but tactically we were well prepared.

“Our form was good and I think we frustrated them well. That’s the key reason why we came away with the win.”


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