Does Andros Townsend have a future at Tottenham Hotspur?

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend has struggled to impress recently and Louis East asks if he has a future at the club under Mauricio Pochettino?

A lot can change in a year, and Andros Townsend's situation at Spurs has certainly changed a lot in the last 12 months or so.

The 23-year-old burst onto the scene with the first-team under Andre Villas-Boas following Gareth Bale's exit at the beginning of last season, and his impressive displays earned him an England call-up.

He scored in his first start for the Three Lions in October and looked set for stardom as he scored his first Premier League goal for Spurs just nine days later.

But a mid-season injury halted his rise and he subsequently missed the World Cup, and he has struggled to get back to his best since.

Townsend has become too predictable, and Spurs fans are often frustrated by his wasteful shooting from long distances.

He has only seen 62 minutes of Premier League football under Mauricio Pochettino this season after being linked with a move away from the club in the summer.

Spurs were reportedly interested in Southampton's injured star Jay Rodriguez, with the Saints believed to be keen on Townsend, but a deal never materialised.

Those rumours are likely to resurface in January, while Spurs have also been linked with Chelsea winger Mohammed Salah in the last 24 hours.

Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela are both ahead of Townsend in the Spurs pecking order at the moment, and Aaron Lennon is also vying for a starting role, so the 23-year-old must start to improve quickly if he is to remain a Spurs player.

Pochettino worked so well with emerging English talent at Southampton, and was expected to get the best out of Townsend at Spurs, but he has failed to do so as of yet.

Tonight's League Cup clash against Nottingham Forest is another chance for the winger to shine, but his opportunities are surely running out as he is struggling to recapture any of the form he showed 12 months ago.

Has Andros Townsend got a future at Spurs? Do Tottenham need to bring in a replacement in January?

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