By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit Trevor Sinclair has told that young Tottenham academy prospect Josh Onoamh looked like a man against boys for the England Under-20s on Sunday.
The young Three Lions team showed the seniors how it was done at the weekend with their 1-0 victory over Venezuela in South Korea handing them the World Cup after an impressive campaign for Paul Simpson’s squad.
There was a number of standout performers in the clash with Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman saving a penalty in the second half, while Everton youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the decisive goal.
But, it was the display of Onomah which caught the attention of Sinclair, who described the 20-year-old as to looking like a player well above his age range on Sunday.
“He’s looked a man against boys at times. He looks so strong, so physical,” said Sinclair during BBC Two’s broadcast of the match, as quoted by Football.London.
“His awareness and his change of direction with the ball and his passing ability, you know sometimes you’re talking about getting in uncomfortable positions and players panic, but he doesn’t.
“He just holds them off, he knows how strong he is and his end product has been superb. I’ve been really impressed with his performance.”
Enfield-born Onomah was first called up to the Tottenham first team two years ago in an FA Cup third round clash against Burnley in January 2015.
He remained an unused substitute in that clash before making his senior debut in the replay nine days later, coming on as a substitute for Andros Townsend with 15 minutes left.
The youngster has since gone on to play 32 times for the first team in total with 12 of those appearances coming in the last campaign.
Onomah now has three years left on his contract at White Hart Lane and he will be hoping for more first team opportunities next season.
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