The biggest piece of evidence that Townsend is buying into Pochettino's style

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Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend has dramatically reduced the frequency of his shooting.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend is showing a willingness to become more of a team player with his performances this season.

Townsend had drawn criticism for the predictable nature of his play, but he is clearly working on becoming a more well-rounded player under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.

The England international was regularly seen cutting in off the right-flank before unleashing a shot on goal last season and it appeared to be a tactic that wasn't particularly effective.

The 23-year-old has the ability to produce the spectacular, but once defenders had become accustomed with his style of play it appeared easily marshalled and his threat was limited.

However, this year, he is clearly trying to work on becoming more of a threat and he is showing more of a willingness to look for a pass rather than a shot.

  SeasonShots per gameAppearancesMins Played
Andros Townsend 2013-2014 2.24 25 1225
Andros Townsend 2014-2015 1.22 9 382

Townsend is has reduced his shooting regularity considerably from what it was last season and it proves that he is buying into Pochettino's policy.

The Argentine manager demands that the team play as a collective rather than a group of individuals and Townsend's performances are proving the cliche that less is more to be correct. 

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