Spurs morning news: Townsend’s pledge and Vertonghen’s two ambitions

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Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has vowed to repay the faith England manager Roy Hodgson has shown in him.

The wide-man has barely played since an injury robbed him of two months of the season, but in quotes published by the Daily Mail Townsend said, “I’m looking forward to the rest of the season now and getting back to where I was before I got injured.

“It’s great that the manager has shown the confidence to include me in the squad considering I haven’t played much football lately.”

The Spurs man acknowledges just how well he was playing when he burst into the collective consciousness of English football fans everywhere, but knows it will not be easy to return to that form.

I was in the form of my life,” he said, “so to get injured was disappointing, but that’s part and parcel of the game.”

In other news, Townsend’s teammate Jan Vertonghen has set out his plans for the rest of the season.

In quotes published by the Daily Star, the defender said, “The Europa League and fourth is what we want.”

So a short and sweet summation of the ideal end to the season, before he added, “We lost last weekend against Norwich but we want to make something nice of this tournament as well.”

Considering the sides above them in the Premier League, securing fourth place may be a challenge too far. But you can be sure they will give it their best shot.

image: © Allison Pasciuto

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