Tottenham's Andros Townsend targets more goals and assists

Andros Townsend

Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend has frustrated sections of the club's supporters with his performances this season.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has admitted to the Daily Mail that he needs to start adding more goals and assists to his game.

Townsend has five goals (all from the penalty spot) and five assists in his 25 appearances for Spurs so far this season, but he is clearly not happy with that return.

The 23-year-old feels that he is short of where he should be and is working hard on becoming a more productive outlet on the training pitch.

"Of course there are areas of my game I still need to work on," he told the Daily Mail.

"It’s no secret I have to improve my assist and goal ratio - that’s what I’m solely focusing on.

"I don’t listen to critics but you know in yourself what you need to improve. I analyse every match I play so I know my good points and bad points.

"I don’t take notice of stats, in a game you could put five great crosses in but no one gets on the end of it and you don’t get an assist."

Townsend's performances this season have divided opinion among supporters of the North London club.

While many argue that his direct approach and natural dribbling ability makes him an obvious threat, others say that he is too predictable and can be nullified too easily.

Townsend's desire to cut inside and shoot on regular occasions is clear for all to see and it can be as frustrating as it is destructive.

Still, the England international appears a better weapon that many of his Spurs teammates.

Nacer Chadli has really stepped up this campaign, but Aaron Lennon's and Erik Lamela's struggles have continued, making Townsend's place in the first-team relatively secure.

He will now be looking to take his chance and really establish his status as a key player for the Lilywhites as the season progresses and adding goals and assists to his game will certainly help in that respect.

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