Tottenham hammer PSG: 5 lessons from the Spurs victory

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5. Josh Onomah is caught in a numbers crunch

You have to really feel some sympathy for Josh Onomah. He clearly has the talent to become a Premier League regular, but he can’t manage to get meaningful minutes in his natural position at Spurs.

On the bright side, Pochettino did see fit to give him the start against PSG. Unfortunately, he was deployed on the right side of Spurs’ attacking midfield trio. He gave serious effort on the pitch, but it’s simply not where he plays his best football.

His play for England this summer made it quite clear that Onomah is a central midfielder. The problem is that Tottenham are blessed with several world-class options in the middle of the pitch. It’s going to be almost impossible for him to beat out the likes of Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele or Victor Wanyama. He’s even behind fellow youngster Harry Winks at the moment.

Onomah will either need to drastically improve the offensive side of his game quickly or be very patient to break through into Tottenham’s first team. He may be better served to head out on loan this season instead of playing out of position under Pochettino.