Onouha hits back at Lampard claims
And he advocated young players having to clean the senior players’ boots, as he had to as a rookie to earn respect.
However, Onouha has hit back defending the younger generation. “In terms of our [England U21] players, a lot have grounding," he said. "So in terms of too much too young, I don’t think that’s the case for everyone. It’s a misconception.”
The 22-year-old was also quick to point out that, at club level, it’s not quite as easy as Lampard makes out.
“The majority of us at City used to clean the coaching staff’s cars and that was only four or five years ago when some people had thought that had all gone,” he said.
Onouha’s U21’s lost only their third game in 25 outings on Tuesday night with a 2-0 defeat to a talented French side.
It proved a night to forget for Stuart Pearce’s charges, with the team bus crashing en route to Nottingham Forest's City Ground before kick-off.
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