Tottenham Josh Onomah's brutal honesty impressive, discusses next chance

Josh Onomah has been reflecting on his blown opportunities for Tottenham Hotspur against Crystal Palace.

Josh Onomah was handed a start for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup against Crystal Palace, and was not happy about ending up on the losing side.

The teenager is seen as one of the club's best young prospects and has been fast tracked to the first team by Mauricio Pochettino, just a year after captaining the under-18 side in the FA Youth Cup.

Onomah used Twitter to express his disappointment, showing a bit of passion often lacking from more senior players.

Since then Onomah has been speaking to Tottenham's official website about the game, and sounds as though he has been going over and over the chances he had to score in his head, to consider if he could have done anything any differently, and was brutally honest about describing one of his efforts as a 'poor miss'.

He said: "In the first few minutes there was a header that came to me, but looking back on it I think I could have headed it down or maybe waited for it to drop and volleyed it.

“It came to me quickly at that moment and it was a poor miss from me but I’ve got to learn from that and make sure I take the chance better next time."

It is encouraging to see Onomah dissecting his game so closely, displaying a raw exuberance for the game that only a young talent would have, rather than trotting out cliches.

The midfielder also said he plans to continue attempting to score in upcoming games when he is next given a chance, determined to get off the mark, and make amends for what he sees as a disappointing contribution against Palace.

He said: "I've just got to carry on shooting at goal and hopefully one of them will go in."

Onomah has looked bright in patches but looks as though he needs to get a goal under his belt to fully believe he belongs at the top level, and with a bit of luck he will not be waiting too long to do so. Once he does so, there could be no stopping him.

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