By Danny Wright
Josh Onomah is hoping to break into the Tottenham first-team in the not too distant future.
The emerging talent is currently away on international duty with England as they gear up for the Under-20 World Cup quarter finals next Monday.
The Young Lions edged past Costa Rica on Wednesday with Onomah playing a key role in the midfield.
He is hoping that Mauricio Pochettino has been casting an eye over his performances in South Korea as he looks to make a mark next season.
“I know my manager is watching, and to the fans and everyone who have not seen me yet, I want to show them what I can do,” said Onomah to the Sun.
“Football is all about setting new goals and overcoming challenges. And mine at the moment is to win the World Cup and then step-up at Tottenham and try to become a regular starter.”
Onomah made 12 first-team appearances for Spurs this season, although only three of them were starts.
He is one of the many rising stars coming out of the illustrious Tottenham academy at the moment and has already represented England at every youth level between Under-16 and Under-21.
The attacking midfielder got his first senior goal in Pochettino’s side earlier this season when he found the net in the 5-0 thrashing of Gillingham in the EFL Cup back in September.
The trouble for Onomah in his hopes to break into Pochettino’s plans is definitely the form of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, who usually play in his preferred positions.
However the future of Moussa Sissoko is uncertain and if he was to leave North London in the summer it could open up a chance for Onomah to at least appear more times off the bench.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been told what they must do in order to sign this 22-year-old.