Onomah Stars in England World Cup Glory

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The England Under 20s have won the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea for the first time ever after beating Venezuela 1-0 in the final.

The victory came in dramatic fashion, with Venezuela seeing a penalty saved by young Newcastle ‘keeper Freddie Woodman late into the second half.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the World Cup winning goal and Freddie Woodman made the equally important penalty save, but it was Tottenham’s Josh Onomah the pundits couldn’t help but admire.

Praise was heaped on the 20 year old attacking midfielder after the final whistle, with BBC’s Trevor Sinclair stating:

“He’s looked a man against boys at times. He looks so strong, so physical.”

“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.”

Josh Onomah can expect to get more game-time for Spurs next season, given Pochettino’s plans to involve the youth even more in the first-team set-up in the coming years.

Fellow World Cup winner Kyle Walker-Peters has also impressed throughout the competition and is expected to make his debut first-team appearance for Spurs next season.

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  1. It would be good to see Onomah get some starts as cover for Dembele. Many Spurs fans have thought that CM was probably his best position but he has always been played further forward when given starts by Spurs. He has certainly learnt a lot from Dembele, just needs to be a bit stronger in the tackle. Good vision for the forward pass as well.


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