Does Josh Onomah have a Tottenham future after being publicly stripped down by Jos Luhukay
This summer Tottenham Hotspur once again allowed talented midfielder Joshua Onomah out on loan. The England under-21 star had spent the second half of last season on loan at Aston Villa, earning mixed reviews for his performances.
This summer he was sent out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday where, like the Villa loan, he has suffered from inconsistency.
At the weekend he did not perform at his best as Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-1. After the game, the Owls’ under-pressure boss Jos Luhukay gave a lesson in how to damage a young player’s confidence. He publicly slated the youngster, saying ‘he had no influence’ on proceedings.
“He was not good enough.
“He brought nothing on the ball. He lost three, four, five balls right at the beginning. That is the reason why he came off and we changed it.
“Honestly, he had no influence on the game. That was his chance but you must take it when you have the chance.”
It is something Mauricio Pochettino would not do. Look at the way he cocooned Kyle Walker-Peters after the Barcelona game.
But it does not hide one thing…Onomah has not been playing at the level Tottenham would have wanted.
He has played just eight times for Sheffield Wednesday so far this season and, despite two assists, has not been at the level Tottenham would have wanted.
Considered a top talent, his loan spells at Villa and Spurs have now proven Onomah might not be at the level necessary to make it at Tottenham. He certainly does not look up to replacing Mousa Dembele at present.
Tottenham should not give up. They should certainly end his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday as soon as possible considering the damage the Hillsborough boss will have done to their young talents confidence.
But finding a new club better suited to Onomah is key to the 21-year-old having a bright future at Spurs.