By Harvey Byrne
Young Tottenham starlet Josh Onomah has revealed that Harry Kane’s success in the senior team has brought confidence to the rest of the academy.
The 19-year-old has already made 25 appearances for the club following his debut in the FA Cup in 2015 during a 4-2 win over Burnley.
The Spurs squad has a number of young starlets glittered around the first team and Onomah believes that Kane as well as manager Mauricio Pochettino bring confidence to the Tottenham prospects.
“Everyone’s quite close in the academy, especially since Harry [Kane] started playing well and becoming one of the best players,” said Onomah, as quoted by Ham&High. “It showed that if you work hard, anyone can make it and it brought us all closer together.
“I used to play with Harry through the academy, and seeing him going on and doing what he’s doing gives us all confidence – and the manager does that as well.
“He trusts in us, he believes in the academy and he believes that if you’re training well and you deserve to play then you’ll play. When you have a gaffer like that it gives you great confidence to work hard and do what you do best.”
Tottenham currently have Onomah, Harry Winks and Cameron Carter-Vickers looking to break into Pochettino’s side.
The Argentine manager has built up a reputation for giving young stars an opportunity following his spell at Southampton, as well as at current club Spurs, where he has played a pivotal role in Dele Alli’s development.
Pochettino’s methods have not impacted results on the pitch either, with Spurs finishing in third place in the last campaign, while they are currently the only unbeaten side in the Premier League after 10 fixtures.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has criticised his forwards for their lack of ruthlessness in front of goal.