Tottenham’s Andros Townsend takes a break for international duty over the next few days but his early focus was firmly on Spurs as he spoke to reporters. There has been a lot of attention on the winger following a Man of the Match performance on his international debut but the stats show that his end product at club level is a concern.
Townsend has scored one rather fortunate goal in the Premier League this season and with no assists to add, the player admits there is room for improvement.
“Goals and assists make you un-droppable and I know there are great players all vying for two wing spots at Spurs so I need to get more goals and assists to cement my place in the team and not give the manager an excuse to drop me,” Andros has told TalkSport.
The rest of the interview focuses on his world cup aspirations but the first part of that quote is the telling one. Goals and assists do make you un-droppable and while both are below par, should Andros Townsend be dropped back to the bench when Spurs face Manchester City at the Etihad later this month?