Tottenham Hotspur let the young midfielder join Fulham this summer.
Josh Onomah’s first game since leaving Tottenham Hotspur this month didn’t go all that well, going by social media reaction.
Fulham were dumped out of the Carabao Cup after losing 1-0 at home to Premier League side Southampton last night.
The Cottagers signed the 22-year-old in a part-exchange deal that saw Ryan Sessegnon join Tottenham.
Onomah, who began his career with Spurs, lasted the full 90 minutes, but suffice to say that fans of the West London club weren’t thrilled with his debut.
Here’s how some reacted on Twitter:
Onomah… Have to be honest and say was pretty anonymous today. Seemed to have instructions to run around behind the striker and look busy. First game, lot to do to break into matchday 18 on tonight’s viewing.— MJG (@1966MJG) August 27, 2019
Agree. Entirely— Briefy (@BriefcaseFFC) August 27, 2019
onomah was worse imo— lydia (@lydiazanetti) August 27, 2019
can i just say onomah was awful— lydia (@lydiazanetti) August 27, 2019
What have I learned tonight? McDonald should be higher up the pecking order than Stefjo. Christie and Onomah nowhere near the 1st team. DLT needs to find a new job. Rodak is better than Betts #ffc— Dale (@DaJo177) August 27, 2019
Poor but that’s a word I’d use to describe 8/11 players out there tonight— Olly (@Ollly_J) August 27, 2019
Was very impressed by Rodak. O’Reily and McDonald were also very good tonight. Underwhelmed by first viewing of Onomah but guessing he is only just becoming match fit, Reid and then Christie both unlucky not to open their Fulham accounts in the first half.— Joe Sansom (@FFCJoe) August 27, 2019
It’s worth pointing out that this was the Tottenham product’s first game for his new club – and it came against Premier League opposition.
With that in mind, it’s probably wise to not judge him too harshly.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was a fan of the young midfielder and just because he was cut loose by the North Londoners, it doesn’t mean that he isn’t a very good footballer.
He has done relatively well in the Championship during previous spells with Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday and, despite his apparent struggles last night, he has a lot more to offer.