Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend defends his England call-up via Twitter

Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend says he has never let his country down.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has defended his England call-up, insisting he has always played well for the Three Lions when given the chance.

The 23-year-old was picked in front of in-form Manchester United winger Ashley Young, despite polarising performances at the weekend.

Young was superb in the 3-0 win, while Townsend was substituted after only 30 minutes as Mauricio Pochettino sought to shake up a terrible team performance.

Townsend used his Twitter page to express his delight at his call from England boss Roy Hodgson:


Fans had reacted with bemusement to his call-up, with the inclusion of Spurs right-back Kyle Walker also criticised.

Townsend missed out on last summer's World Cup through injury, having played his part in helping them qualify.

The winger has made six appearances for his country, scoring twice, including a goal on his debut in a 4-1 victory in a qualifying match against Montenegro.

His form for Spurs has not been great this campaign, and while he has struggled for regular football, Townsend hasn't made the most of the opportunities he has been given. Roy Hodgson however feels he is a player who can be trusted this coming week, and if Townsend gets a chance, he would do well to seize it.

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