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12th Jun, 2017 | 6:58am

Graham Roberts: I can see why Pochettino thinks highly of this Tottenham academy prospect

By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham great Graham Roberts hailed the performance of young academy prospect Josh Onomah in England’s Under-20s World Cup win on Sunday.

The 20-year-old midfielder impressed in the final in South Korea as the young Three Lions lifted the prestigious trophy with a 1-0 victory against Venezuela.

Everton youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the decisive goal in the clash, while Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman saved a penalty in the second half the ensure the victory.

But, many also picked out Onomah for specific praise too and and he played the full 90 minutes for Paul Simpson’s team.

Roberts was among those impressed by the Tottenham youngster and posting on his personal Twitter account on Sunday evening he shared that he could now see why Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino thinks highly of the young emerging star.

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Onomah was also part of the England squad that won the 2014 European Under-17s Championship and is clearly a key component of a successful up and coming Three Lions team.

He has also already played 32 times for the Tottenham senior team at his young age with 12 of those appearances coming in the most recent campaign.

The youngster is still contracted to Spurs until 2020 and he will be hoping to gain more game time for the north London club in the near future.

In other Tottenham news, Scott Brown took a swipe at this Spurs star on Instagram after Scotland’s draw against England.

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