Tottenham Hotspur starlet Josh Onomah comments on first outing of the season

The youngster appeared for Spurs in the Europa League last night.

Spurs starlet Josh Onomah has revealed his mixed emotions after making his first appearance of the season last night.

The 18-year old came on for Andros Townsend in the closing stages against Anderlecht,as Spurs desperately tried to salvage a point from a game they shouldn’t have lost.

The England under-19 international didn’t have much chance to make an impact but was eager to get on the ball and try to make things happen.

Onomah represents the latest in a long line of academy talents to appear for the first-team under Mauricio Pochettino and it’s a clear indication of the approach he believes in.

Game time will be hard to come by for the youngster, with attacking midfield an area Spurs are particularly well-stocked in, but his appearance demonstrates the trust Pochettino has in him.

“(There were) definitely mixed emotions. Obviously I’m disappointed with the loss but happy to come on and try to make an impact, but it’s unfortunate we couldn’t score in the last minutes,” said Onomah, in an interview with Spurs TV.

“I felt a mix of buzz and a bit of nerves but I was ready. I’ve been waiting to come on and I’m happy it has come today – hopefully it’s the first of many this season.

“It was quite a hard atmosphere to come into but I was excited to make an impact and hopefully next time I can, with a goal or assist.”

An extended run in the Europa League will give Tottenham’s talented youngsters the best chance of appearing again this season but the pressure to qualify has increased following the failure in Belgium, and Pochettino is unlikely to have the luxury of playing his young stars with qualification secured.

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