Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has said that he will not look to leave as long as he gets regular playing time in the Premier League.
The England international has featured regularly in the League Cup and the Europa League so far this season, but he is far from certain of a first-team spot in the Premier League.
The 23-year-old, though, has started Spurs’ last two league matches - against Manchester United and Chelsea at White Hart Lane - and he now wants to maintain his place.
Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Burnley on Monday, and Townsend has urged manager Mauricio Pochettino to start him in the FA Cup third-round tie.
“I’ve been here since the age of eight,” The Daily Mail quotes the Englishman as saying. “If I can stay at Spurs and get a run in the Premier League team then of course I don’t want to look anywhere else.
“I have played the last two Premier League games so that’s where my focus is and doing well for Spurs. For the manager to trust you and to throw you in against two of the best teams shows great confidence.
“Hopefully I can repay that faith in me. He is happy with how things are going. You can see that as I have played the last two games he is not looking to ship me out at the first opportunity.
“That has given me confidence and hopefully now I can get a run in the team and show what everyone what I’m capable of.”
Townsend has scored one goal and created three goals in seven Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 71%.