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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

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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.”

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