“Going to Villa has had a huge impact” claims Onomah

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Dom Le Roy

On loan Aston Villa star Josh Onomah says leaving Spurs on loan this season has vastly improved his England performances, according to the London Evening Standard.

Onomah has hit the net twice in five starts since heading for a season long loan at Villa Park in the summer and added to his tally for the season with a Goal of the Season contender in England’s Under-21s victory over Scotland on Friday.

Onomah put England ahead early on with a stunning volley before Swansea star Tammy Abraham and Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke sealed a 3-1 win at Middlesborough’s Riverside Stadium.

The Enfield born star still sees his long-term future at Tottenham and he signed a new four-year deal with the club before moving to Villa in the summer, however he feels his career has benefited, certainly at International level,since dropping a division to join the midlands outfit.

He said: “Going to Villa is making a huge impact on my performance when I’m with my country.”

He was a member of the all conquering Under-20’s England squad which won the World Cup last summer and he has his sights firmly set on European glory in Italy and San Marino in 2019.

Onomah and his England team-mates can take control of their group if they can come away from Andorra with victory on Tuesday.

The 20 Year-old added: “We can go further (than past Under-21 teams). There are a huge lot of players who are playing well for their clubs and country. I won the Euros at Under-17s level and the World Cup at Under-20s. With that experience I feel we can push on for the Under-21s in two years.

“I have been with these boys since Under-16s. I feel like we have grown and learned from each other. We are getting better all the time and the next goal is to win Euros.”

Confident words from the young man. Despite the goals for Villa he has had an indifferent start to life in the Championship. Manager Steve Bruce has handed him just five starts in eleven league games. However he does see his future back at Spurs.

What do you guys think? Does he have the talent to make the grade at Spurs or has he reached his peak at Championship Level? Let us know your thoughts.

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