Search

Spurs boss tells Townsend: You’re competing with the best in the world

PUBLISHED: 11:59 10 October 2012 | UPDATED: 15:25 10 October 2012

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend

EMPICS Sport

Andre Villas-Boas believes that Andros Townsend has the potential to become a big star for Spurs in the future.

But the head coach concedes that the 21-year-old will have to overcome some of the best players in the world if he is to hold down a regular place in the Tottenham team and make a real impact at White Hart Lane.

Townsend has made six appearances so far this campaign, scoring a fine individual effort in the 3-0 Capital One Cup victory at Carlisle.

However, that was his only start and he has been restricted to late substitute appearances in his other outings, coming off the bench for the final moments of the league victories over Reading, QPR and Aston Villa.

Villas-Boas insists that he has plenty of faith in the young winger, but he is also warning the player that he faces some of the staunchest competition on the globe as he seeks to break through and become a regular for the Lilywhites in the Premier League.

“He’s been coming in in the last couple of games and to be fair in the games he has played he has made quite the difference in terms of his contribution to the team,” said Villas-Boas.

“Obviously he competes against the best players in the world with Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, and Clint Dempsey can play in the channels too.

“It’s difficult competition but I go back to what I always say – if a player so young like this triumphs over players of this dimension then the future is his.”

Follow me on Twitter @BenPearceSpurs

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

11:00

Captain Roche disappointed to lose to Wimbledon

09:59

Spurs boss delighted with win at Crystal Palace

08:55

Ryman North play-off semi-final: Maldon & Tiptree 5 (Nash 6, 12p, 20, Newson 51, Mills 83) Haringey Borough 4 (Richards 14, Gabriel 49, 76, Benjamin 90)

Yesterday, 23:27

A bullish Arsene Wenger was delighted with his team’s late victory after an 85th minute Robert Huth own goal clinched three points for Arsenal at the Emirates tonight.

Yesterday, 22:15

Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham 1

Yesterday, 21:44

Arsenal continued their good week with a second victory in four days with a late 1-0 win over Leicester City after a late Robert Huth own goal.

Yesterday, 17:03

Ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Leicester City tonight at the Emirates read Layth Yousif’s latest Rewind column as he muses on the Gunners FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City at Wembley...

Yesterday, 15:47

Bowls club open new season in style

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now