When Andros Townsend’s Premiership campaign came to a premature end, there was much talk about a move away from White Hart Lane. Everton and Newcastle were among a number of teams linked to the England international and with a new coach heading to Tottenham there were serious doubts about his future.
Andros continues his rehabilitation from the ankle injury that kept him out of the World Cup and as he does so, he told reporters that he is keen to impress Mauricio Pochettino.
“It is a big season for me. Last year was my breakthrough for club and country and now it is important I build on that and show a lot more consistency then I did last year,” Townsend told SpursTV.
“I am 23 next week, so that will come with age, and hopefully I can build on what I did last season.
“I did not get much holiday, but it was important for me to make sure I was 100 per cent fit coming back to training so I can be fit and impress the manager.”
While some Spurs fans remain unconvinced about Townsend’s overall worth to the side, there’s no denying that 2013-14 was a breakthrough as far as the individual was concerned. Can Andros build on that at the Lane or is it time for Spurs to cash in?