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'Dream come true' for Josh

Posted on 3 November 2015  - 15:22

Josh Onomah was happy with his contributions in the closing stages of Monday’s win against Aston Villa – and even happier to make his Premier League debut in the process!


The 18-year-old midfielder was introduced for Dele Alli with the game finely poised at 2-1 and with the visitors pushing for an equaliser at White Hart Lane.

It was an exhilarating way for him to make his top flight bow after a couple of substitute appearances in the cup competitions, but he duly added an extra spark to our attack – and even played a role in the early build-up to Harry Kane’s stoppage time goal as we completed a 3-1 victory.

Still beaming after the dust had settled, Josh was quick to thank Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino for giving him his first Premier League opportunity.

“I’m absolutely delighted that the Head Coach trusted me to come on at 2-1 when the game could have gone either way,” he said.

“In that situation you have to be ready, so I’m buzzing that I got a chance and I thank the gaffer for giving me that.

“When I came on we were under the cosh a bit, Villa had had a few chances, but I wanted to make a positive impact and I was really happy when we scored the third goal.

“I had a couple of openings too, a little cross and a shot which unfortunately I didn’t quite connect with properly. I wanted to give a bit of energy to the game.

“It’s a dream come true to make my first Premier League appearance and hopefully it’s the first of many.”