Spurs coach: Youngster has it hard at Tottenham

13:10 11 October 2012

Andros Townsend playing for England U19s. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

Andros Townsend playing for England U19s. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Assistant Tottenham manager Steffan Freund has praised young winger Andros Townsend for working hard despite stiff competition for places at Tottenham.

The 21-year-old has featured six times for Spurs this season and scored on his only start, in the Capital One Cup against Carlisle.

The youngster’s efforts have earned him a call-up to England’s under-21 side and Freund thinks he’s done well to get himself noticed despite being in the shadow of star man Gareth Bale.

“From the first moment this season, he’s tried to fight for a place in the team,” Freund told Spurs’ official website.

“Can you imagine, as 21 year-old, you have in front of you Gareth Bale, one of the best wingers around?

“Andros keeps going, he trains well, he’s always there if you need him, always strong, creates something, he played fantastic at Carlisle and scored as well.

“Now he’s with the Under-21s and that’s great for him to be involved in two big games against Serbia.

“It’s fantastic to work with Andros because he likes to improve and I think over the next few years, he’ll be one of the biggest talents in England.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 28

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Tottenham news

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

QPR owner Tony Fernandes has admitted he could lose his key players this summer, but only if his £15million valuation is met.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Erik Lamela of Spurs looks set to be on his way out of the club. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Tottenham have agreed to loan Erik Lamela to Porto, according to reports in Portugal.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris has recovered from his broken wrist and will be in the squad as Tottenham face the MLS ALl-Stars on Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Saido Berahino in action for England Under-21s. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

West Brom have confirmed there has not been a bid from Tottenham for forward Saido Berahino.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more
Get up close and personal to this global phenomenon!

Following a sell-out 2014 run, the global phenomenon that is Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is back in London, running at the Dominion Theatre in the heart of the West End until 5th September 2015.

Read more