Josh Onomah has shared that he struggled to make a breakthrough a Tottenham because the game ‘caught up’ with him, as he told Sky Sports Football (30/07/20 at 7:20 pm).
The now-Fulham player, who left Spurs for Craven Cottage last summer, admitted that he ‘didn’t have to work hard’ during his youth days because he was ‘naturally blessed’.
As Onomah moved up to the senior ranks, despite being highly-rated in North London, he struggled to make the breakthrough and didn’t exactly light it up during his loan spells at Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday.
Onomah was asked why he struggled to make that breakthrough, as the versatile attacker was pretty honest in what went wrong.
“I would say mentality, really,” Onomah told Sky Sports. “I was someone who didn’t have to work hard as a youth. I was naturally blessed and I trusted my ability.
“It sort of caught up with me and when I was out on loan. I had a few injuries. I thought that played a part aswell.
“But I believe everything happens for a reason and I am thankful for everything that has happened and I have just got to take my chance now.”
Onomah is now shining at Fulham, who reached the Championship play-off finals yesterday following their win against Cardiff.
The Spurs man netted a brilliant solo goal in the first leg, as it seems Scott Parker, who coached him when he was a teenager in Tottenham’s youth ranks, is now getting the best out of him.
If Fulham can beat their London rivals Brentford at Wembley then Onomah will be coming up against his former club next season.