By Derek Smithson
Josh Onomah starred on Sunday as England won the Under-20’s World Cup – and Tottenham fans were delighted with the performance of their academy prospects for his country.
The 20-year-old completed 90 minutes as the young Lions beat Venezuela 1-0 in the World Cup final, with Everton ace Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring a winning first-half goal.
Onomah was a key feature in the centre of the park and helped England battle in the midfield.
Spurs fans were keen to praise their young player on social media for his efforts and believe he has a bright future ahead of him.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Onomah looks like the real deal
— Daniel (@Dan_H26) June 11, 2017
Onomah looks pretty good in number 8 position #U20WorldCup
— Simmo (@thfc1983) June 11, 2017
Onomah playing quality
— Owen (@ThfcOwen) June 11, 2017
Onomah = baller. Totally changed my opinion of him in this World Cup. He should knock on Poch's door to be played deeper! #THFC
— Kyle Wetton (@Kwetton10) June 11, 2017
If Poch doesnt see that CM is Onomah's position and plays him on the wing then we'll never see the best of him at Spurs.
— Zoe Pearson (@Z_PearsonTHFC) June 11, 2017
So, Onomah is quite good…
— Danny (@DannyO_THFC) June 11, 2017
Onomah was on the fringes of the Spurs squad last season and is trying to force his way into the first team.
The Enfield-born youngster made 12 senior appearances across all competitions last year, including two brief cameo roles in the Champions League group stages.
Spurs fans were quick to point out that Onomah has mainly been used as a winger, but that he was much more effective in the centre of the park for England’s youngsters.
The combative midfielder gave the team a real energy and he was very smart in possession.
Onomah will have to battle the likes of Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier and Harry Winks if he wants to earn a permanent starting spot in the Spurs side.
However, the north London will be looking to compete across all competitions next season and Onomah will hope to force his way into contention on a more regular basis.
In other Tottenham news, Stan Collymore has labelled the club’s first teamer as a “passenger”.