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Tim Sherwood: Andros Townsend is why England qualified for the World Cup

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood is at it again, this time claiming Andros Townsend is the sole reason England reached the World Cup finals and 'No.10s' are strikers that don't score goals.

Tim Sherwood has been labelled by some as 'the gift that keeps on giving' after a dropping a number of outrageous comments while he sat alongside ITV's Matt Smith and former Spurs striker Les Ferdinand for Tottenham's Europa League match with Besiktas. 

The outspoken former Blackburn Rovers striker has found himself on the receiving end of public humiliation a number of times in the past year, but surely he has peaked with his recent television appearance. 

In defence of his former player, Andros Townsend, Sherwood outlandishly claimed: "He pretty much single-handedly qualified the nation for the World Cup, with those 2 goals.' 

The problem is Andros Townsend hasn't scored two international goals yet, he only has the one.

Assuming that Sherwood meant the game Townsend did net in - the 4-1 win over Montenegro - then he could get away with saying that he had a blinder and was important to England's eventual qualification. However, that is as far as it goes.

The critics of Townsend have been relatively unfair on his call-up, after all he is yet to really disappoint for England. However, Sherwood's comments haven't helped him out.

He followed that comment up with: ''Players only call themselves No. 10s because they can't score goals.'' 

A certain Dennis Bergkamp would necessarily agree with that.

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