Mauricio Pochettino hails Tottenham Hotspur youngster Josh Onomah

Josh Onomah has made 11 senior appearances for Tottenham Hotspur so far this season.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told the Telegraph that he believes Josh Onomah is a great talent for the future.

Onomah has started to break into Spurs’ first team this season, and he has made 11 appearances for the Lilywhites already.

Pochettino insists that the 18-year-old’s place in Tottenham’s senior squad is merited, and he has high hopes for Onomah’s future.

“Josh Onomah is in a very good process,” said Pochettino. “He is very young, very mature and, step by step he is building a presence. I think he is a very nice guy and a great talent. He has big potential for the future. He is in a very good place and he deserves to be involved with the first team.”

Onomah plays in an attacking midfield role, and he is one of a number of Tottenham players vying for a place behind the striker.

The youngster has rarely looked fazed with any challenge thrown at him to date, with his initial showings full of promise.

Onomah is yet to score for Tottenham’s senior squad, but his ability to run at defenders and create chances has been clear for all to see.

Pochettino has shown great faith in Spurs’ youth system since taking charge at White Hart Lane, and Onomah is just one of a number of talents to have benefitted from the Argentine’s management.

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