Tottenham fans debate the contribution of Andros Townsend

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has come in for plenty of criticism from the club's supporters.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend is a footballer who generates plenty of debate and that continued following his latest performance against Leicester City.

The 23-year-old started a week after his early substitution against Manchester United, but while he lasted considerably longer this time round, he still contributed little.

Tottenham may have faltered in recent times but it should not be forgotten just how well they have played and how impressive some of their young players have been; most notably Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb but also Eric Dier and Ryan Mason.

However, Townsend has failed to live up to the reputation he quickly generated during a succesful loan spell at Queens Park Rangers.

The winger has played 32 times for Spurs this season, scoring six goals and providing seven assists to date, but he often struggles to impact a match and that was notable once more in the 4-3 win against Leicester City.

After the game, a number of Tottenham fans commented on his contribution and overall reputation and below is a selection of the best:

Johnsie said: ‘When I speak to friends that support different clubs, I always feel embarrassed when his name surfaces.’

DickSpur said: ‘And supporters of different clubs reckon he's quite good! But, like everyone, they only remember the best of what he's done (or those odd bits that worried them most when we played their teams) - I don't blame them, I'm the same.

In the past I've described Townsend as a 'flat track bully'. The worrying thing is that you'd expect him to thrive against the likes of Leicester, but he couldn't even manage that yesterday.’

SIA said: ‘Towsend is better player than Jordan Henderson; he's more talented and playing with his mates (academy guys), whereas Henderson started playing with strangers at the beginning.

It's a very strange situation with Andros. He needs to be much braver and much more confident. TIME IS RUNNING OUT for him.’

Dave said: ‘What performance? If by that you mean running up a blind alley, not having a shot on goal and totally not contributing anything to the team then 10 out of 10.’

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