Fulham midfielder Josh Onomah insists he is happy to be playing in the Championship and hopes to prove a point to former club Tottenham.
The 22-year-old has been on the Spurs books since 2014 but made only 32 appearances across four seasons. The former England Under-21 ace spent time on loan at Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday, enjoying close to 50 outings at the Championship clubs during the past two seasons.
He returned to north London in the summer but then moved to Craven Cottage as part of the deal that saw Ryan Sessegnon go in the other direction. The Londoner made his Fulham debut in Tuesday night’s 1-0 Carabao Cup second-round loss to Southampton and after the match, confessed that he is now keen to show his former employers that they were wrong to part company.
“I believe I’ve got a point to prove and I’ve been given a lifeline here at Fulham,” he told the Evening Standard. “Every boy’s dream is to play in the Premier League and, yeah, that’s my dream too, but sometimes you have to take a step back and build to get to the top.”
“I’ve just got to prove to everyone what I can do. I’ll do my talking to the pitch and see what happens.” The west Londoners have made a solid start to life back in the second tier, with nine points from five games to sit fifth in the standings.
It remains to be seen if they can bounce back at the first attempt and they are 2.10 to be prompted next May.