There are still Tottenham Hotspur players competing in international football competitions this summer, and thus far they’re doing quite well, thank you. Right back Kyle Walker-Peters and midfielder Josh Onomah played for England’s U19 squad as they defeated the Netherlands 2-1 today in the U19 European Championships in Germany.
Chelsea products Dominic Solanke and Isaiah Brown both scored for Aidy Boothroyd’s young men, who with the win clinched qualification to the semi-finals of the Euros. Both Onomah and Walker-Peters started and went the full 90 minutes for England; Onomah also started in England’s 2-1 opening win over France, while Walker-Peters was a late substitute.
While it’s certainly annoying that Chelsea players seem to be the ones scoring all the goals, this is great experience for Spurs’ two youngsters. Onomah looks to be once again set to receive a first team number and be worked into the attacking midfield as a rotation option; I’d expect him to get some good minutes in the cups and possibly as a late substitute in the odd league match this season. Walker-Peters is probably well behind Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, and even DeAndre Yedlin at this point, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s sent out on loan this year.
England’s U19s have one more group stage match against Croatia on Monday. The win also assures that England will participate in the FIFA U20 World Cup in Korea next May.