By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham academy duo Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters have stated their plans to try and gain more first team opportunities in the next campaign.
The young pair played the full 90 minutes for England’s Under-20s team on Sunday as they lifted the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Venezuela in South Korea.
At club level midfielder Onomah made his Spurs first team debut two years a go in 2015, while right-back Walker-Peters has not yet tasted senior football.
But, after achieving glory with the Three Lions both have shared their intent to work hard and try and gain more minutes in Mauricio Pochettino’s team next season.
“This winning feeling is only going to push me to work harder than ever and I can’t wait to get back into pre-season with the gaffer and run my socks off. I have a big chance with this gaffer and I need to take any opportunities given to me. Also, thanks to the fans and staff for their messages and support, we really appreciate it,” told Onomah to the official Tottenham website.
Meanwhile, Walker-Peters shared similar thoughts: “I’m extremely excited for next season, especially after this tournament. I’ll go into it with extra confidence, work hard and hope to get an opportunity to help the team.”
Tottenham have long been applauded for handing chances to younger members of their team since Pochettino took charge in the summer of 2014 and the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks have all emerged under the Argentine.
Those names will give players like Onomah and Walker-Peters hopes that they can soon make it into the first team and after already playing 32 times for the seniors, Pochettino has shown that he has high hopes for Onomah.
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