Joshua Onomah: Our local wonder kid
– Born in Enfield, London.
– Position: midfielder (CAM)
– Onomah is an academy graduate at Spurs.
– Josh made his first team debut in the FA cup against Burnley in January of last year.
– Joshua was part of the young lions side that won the UEFA under 17 championship in 2014.
– Joshua is also eligible to represent Nigeria and Ghana at international level.
– Joshua has supported Spurs all his life
Joshua Onomah has been the most recent of our academy graduates to have burst on to the scene this season for the senior side, and the Enfield born teenager who has made 18 appearances this season is one of the most exciting young English prospects in the premier league. The 18 year old can play as a centre attacking midfielder, as well as a winger. The nimble footed Joshua has a great dribbling ability which makes him a fullbacks worst nightmare on the wing, in addition Onomah also possess great pace and strength. This combination of attributes resembles a young Paul Pogba, who is now one of the finest midfielders in the world. Furthermore, Onomah’s pace, strength and trickery practised behind the striker again show likeness to Paul Pogba’s offensive talents. Joshua shone throughout last years FA youth cup campaign with Spurs, and the youngsters performances generated much excitement amongst the Tottenham crowd, as well as from Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine was so impressed with Onomah that he awarded the, then 17 year old his debut in the Fa cup third round against Burnley at the lane, in which Onomah sparkled. As he showcased his trickery and flair with supreme confidence impressing the Spurs faithful on the night.
Onomah has since gone on to make a whole host of appearances for the Lillywhites this season across a variety of competitions as Pochettino looks to nurture the teenager into a star player. Onomah’s greatest performance came against Monaco at the lane in a game in which he played the full 90, Onomah gave the experienced Monaco defence a torrid time as he bossed the final third with both his power and creativity. Joshua has also highly impressed across the England youth set up, representing the three lions through out the different youth levels, he is currently a star player for Aidy Boothroyd’s under 19 side. I strongly believe that Onomah will continue to progress for the Lillywhites over the coming seasons under the great guidance of Mauricio Pochettino and the famed Spurs coaching set up. The Enfield born teenager has the ability to become one of the finest Spurs attackers in a generation and I have no doubt that he can fill those boots with ease as we continue to watch one of England’s hottest youth prospects grow with a flourish.
I have included three videos below, that I believe highlight Onomah’s great footballing talents.
(A young Joshua Onomah pictured lifting the UEFA Euro under 17 trophy for England in 2014)