Some Spurs fans have taken to social media to express their regret at the club’s decision to let Josh Onomah leave last summer.
The Spurs academy graduate was highly thought of at the club and was expected to break into the first team under Mauricio Pochettino.
However, the 23-year-old’s progress stalled and he eventually went to Fulham last summer as at the same time as Spurs signed Ryan Sessegnon from the Cottagers.
The midfielder has since established himself as a key part of Fulham’s promotion run this season. The side managed by former Tottenham midfielder, Scott Parker, overcame Cardiff City 2-0 away from home in the first leg of their playoff semifinals.
Onomah put in an impressive performance on Tuesday and scored Fulham’s opener with a wonderful run through the heart of Cardiff’s defence, followed by a smart finish.
The midfielder’s performance and goal got some Spurs fans to question Pochettino’s failure to bring the best out of the youngster.
The decision to sell both him and Marcus Edwards last summer received plenty of scrutiny, while a few warned against overreacted on the back of one good performance.
Fulham are back in action this evening in the second leg of the play-off semi-final, so will Onomah be able to impress again?
— Chris Lawton (@indigo_Lawton) July 27, 2020
Can't believe we stalled Onomah's career to the extent that we just popped him in for free in the Sess deal. Onomah has been instrumental in Fulham's promotion recently, moreso with that stunner.
While Sess can't even make our bench
— SHARKY (@Belgian_Hotspur) July 27, 2020
Looking more and more like Poch had a rebuild right under his nose that he just failed to implement.
— Joel Keane (@KeaneJoel) July 27, 2020
Poch really fancied him in 15/16, brought him on in the NLD late on to see the game out and was used a fair amount as a sub. 16/17 was when Poch should have loaned him instead of letting him stall. Another one we mucked up
— Chris (@ChrisSummersell) July 27, 2020
Don't know who needs to hear this, but one goal in the play offs DOES NOT make Onomah good enough for Tottenham…
— Eashan (@EashN17) July 27, 2020
Josh Onomah is bang average. Stop begging for him back.
— 𝕁𝕒𝕒𝕪𓃰 (@oJaayCo) July 28, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Onomah has certainly started showing signs of living up to his potential. His talent, like Edwards’, was pretty apparent from a young age but none of us know what went on behind the scenes or how he was in training. Pochettino clearly did not think he was doing enough to deserve first-team chances, while his issues with Edwards’ attitude were well publicised. I don’t think Onomah did enough during his loan spell with Aston Villa to show that he deserved to play for us.
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