Josh Onomah comments on full-team debut for Tottenham Hotspur

The 18-year-old started his first game against Monaco yesterday.

Tottenham Hotspur cantered to victory in their final Europa League group game last night. Erik Lamela hit a hat-trick in the first-half and a goal from Tom Carroll completed the rout against Monaco, who pulled a goal back from Stephan El Shaarawy to no avail.

The 4-1 win was even more impressive considering that Spurs rested several key players for the game. Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane did not start the game and the likes of Kevin Wimmer, Carroll and Clinton N'Jie got a chance to shine.

As did Joshua Onomah.

The England youth international has recently edged into the Tottenham first-team picture but this was a first start for Spurs.

The 18-year-old certainly impressed and was even unlucky not to score. Speaking to the official Tottenham Hotspur Twitter account after the game Onomah made it clear just how long this night had been his dream:

"I was so happy to make my first start I could feel the crowd & I wanted to do well.

"It was a great start and a fantastic team performance. I was trying so hard to get a goal but that'll have to wait!

"Since I was 9 it has been my dream to play for Spurs and I'm delighted to have made my first start."

Onomah is just the latest Tottenham talent to fall off the conveyor belt at Tottenham. The likes of Harry Kane, Andros Townsend, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb should act as sufficient inspiration for the teenager as he continues to progress under Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

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