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Is Andros Townsend ready to challenge for Walcott’s England spot.

Posted on August 27, 2013 by Tony

The surprise news of the day is the call up of Andros Townsend to the full England squad after just two first team appearances to date. Roy Hodgson was at the Tottenham v Swansea match on Sunday and must have been as impressed as the rest of us with his performance. Of course he has not been chosen simply off the back of his last couple of matches but his brief appearance in a QPR shirt towards the end of last season obviously also caught his eye.

Kyle Walker and Jermaine Defoe will also take their place in the squad for the coming crucial fixtures in the England calendar although it is doubtful that any will claim a place in the starting lineup unless injuries take their toll.

Hodgson was clearly impressed by the pace, power and direct style of Townsend who in two Tottenham games in a few days managed to assist in three goals and score another himself as well as create all sorts of danger to the opposition, he might just be the maverick that could unhinge a packed defence if needed. Able to play on either wing and go outside or cut in he could this season be worth his weight in gold to Tottenham , his incentive is the possibility of a seat on the plane to Brazil.

Could he be a better alternative to Walcott? he might one day be able to take over as he has most of Walcotts attributes but seems to also have a bit more awareness about him, if he can continue to develop over the course of this season then he might very well have a shot, always assuming he maintains his current position at Tottenham ahead of the other pretender Aaron Lennon.

 

2 to “Is Andros Townsend ready to challenge for Walcott’s England spot.”

  1. 6YardsOut says:

    I wouldn’t say he’s ready to take his place, not yet at least. He’s only played 1 game so far lol so he needs a lot more time until he’s a key player in the national team.

    If he keeps playing well though i dont see why he cant become a top player

    • Tony says:

      it clearly doesn’t say to take his place yet simply to challenge, but he is looking like he is finding his feet. this call up might be a bit to soon really



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