Tottenham Hotspur youngster speaks highly of Liverpool midfielder

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Josh Onomah has spoken of his delight for England Under-18 teammate Sheyi Ojo after his brace against Poland.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Josh Onomah has praised Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo after he netted his first and second goal for the England Under-18 side against Poland. 

A strong England side put a resilient Poland youth team to the sword in the second-half after the Three Lions were able to move up the gears.

The home side went 1-0 up through a wonderstrike from Kevin Pytlik, who watched his perfectly hit half-volley loop over the England goalkeeper. However, their lead didn't last for long as England hit their stride fairly soon after.

Dominic Solanke hit the equaliser before Ryan Ledson looped his 35-yard free-kick over the unsuspecting keeper to give England the lead.

Sheyi Ojo made no mistake from the penalty spot and soon after added a second when he smashed a long-range effort just beyond the reach of the goalkeeper.

After the game, Tottenham youngster Josh Onomah praised the Liverpool midfielder and reflected on how he is working to make a similar impact as the Liverpool man in the games to come.

''We were just trying to get into it and as the first half went on we got into more,'' Onomah told the FA's official website. '

'But then second half we started really brightly, especially with Ryan's goal. We mainted that energy and kept going, and got rewarded with goals. Lego's [Ledson] was good - I think he meant it so you've got to give him it. 

'Sheyi [Ojo] has been with use towards the end of our U17s campaign and at the start of this year, so I was really happy for him to get his two goals and I hope he can go on to score many more. And with Dom [Solanke], he's used to scoring so I'm just happy he did it again for England.

On his own development, he added: ''I've been working on it in training at Spurs. My finishing in and outside of the box, so hopefully it will come sooner rather than later.''

It was Ojo's and Onomah's fourth cap for the England U18 team, and with a such a dominant performance, manager Neil Dewsnip will be excited to what this group of players can deliver in the future. 

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