Highly-rated youngster Josh Onamah made a rare appearance for Tottenham Hotspur last night in a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the EFL Cup and it’s fair to say supporters weren’t impressed by what they saw.
Many have eagerly awaited seeing Onomah in action after hearing of his rise through Spurs’ youth academy and the player’s performances at various youth levels for England but Onomah, who scored in the last round against Gillingham, struggled in his latest appearance.
The 19-year-old underperformed against Jurgen Klopp’s side, with many feeling it was a missed opportunity for the player to make his mark, and many on social media were highly critical of what they believe was an awful performance from their academy graduate.
Struggling to mark the opposition and regularly misplacing passes, it’s clear to see why Spurs fans were unhappy with the player’s performances but it would be unwise to turn against the young player so quickly, as he clearly has some ability.
Spurs’ exit from the EFL Cup may lead to more limited opportunities for the youngster but he has a lot of work to do to make up for the impression he left last night…
Onomah has had a fair few chances now and done nothing.
— Sweep (@KaliSweep) October 25, 2016
I've seen nothing in any of Onomah's appearances to suggest he's a footballer. Go get your BTEC in design m8.
— Corbit (@Corbit_THFC) October 25, 2016
Onomah & Carroll need to get in the bin.
— Soph✨ (@soph_thfc) October 25, 2016
Without slating the guys last night I have to say I don't think onomah is gonna cut it had a good few chances now looks a bit clueless to me
— Lord Ryan Arnold (@MrA1974) October 26, 2016
I said last season that Josh Onomah isn't and won't be good enough to play for Spurs. I got SLATED. Now loads of people thinking the same!
— Chris (@bridyid5) October 26, 2016
Jut watched the game. Carroll was dreadful. Onomah really bad as well.
— Eric (@ericpellak) October 25, 2016
Well we expected to go out. Onomah, Winks, Carroll not good enough. Trippier and Wimmer thought it was a training match. Roll on Saturday
— Cairnsy (@Cairnsy1975) October 25, 2016
Sell Carroll loan winks and Onomah sick of the sight of them already no strength no pace no intelligence
— mjryid (@mjryid) October 25, 2016
Still don't really see what Poch sees in Onomah. Must be something in there somewhere.
— Dan Perry (@dantperry) October 25, 2016
Onomah is litter.
— Newby (@newby_newbold) October 25, 2016