Tottenham prospect Joshua Onomah explains why he is thankful to Mauricio Pochettino


Joshua Onomah came on for Tottenham against Aston Villa.

Tottenham Hotspur teenager Joshua Onomah has told the club's official website that he is 'buzzing' having been brought on against Aston Villa.

Spurs edged their way to a 3-1 win over Villa on Monday night, as Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli put Spurs 2-0 up at half time, before Jordan Ayew's deflected strike set up a nervy finish.

However, Harry Kane got his fourth goal in his last two games to wrap up the win, and take Spurs up in to fifth place in the Premier League table.

The game also saw teenager Joshua Onomah make his Premier League debut, as the midfielder came on as a late substitute for Dele Alli.

The 18-year-old is touted as one of Tottenham's brightest young prospects, and having come up through the ranks at White Hart Lane, he has now had his first taste of Premier League football.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has gained a long-standing reputation for giving first-team football to talented young players, and Onomah is the latest in the long list of players - and has now talked about his debut on the club's official website.

Onomah says that he is delighted to have made his Premier League debut, and also explained that he is thankful to Pochettino for giving him the opportunity to come on as Spurs looked to close out the game against Villa.

"I’m absolutely delighted that the Head Coach trusted me to come on at 2-1 when the game could have gone either way," said Onomah. "In that situation you have to be ready, so I’m buzzing that I got a chance and I thank the gaffer for giving me that. It’s a dream come true to make my first Premier League appearance and hopefully it’s the first of many," he added.

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