One friendly changes nothing: Spurs must show Andros Townsend the door this summer

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The Tottenham Hotspur winger is reportedly 'seeking talks' with the north London club.

Andros Townsend has done two things this week.

One was scoring a goal for England. The other was displaying a seriously short memory.

After netting for Roy Hodgson's men, the Tottenham winger took to Twitter to have a go at Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

It was suddenly as if the 23-year-old hasn't been absolutely shocking for the majority of the current campaign...

And, according to the Daily Telegraph, Townsend is also 'seeking talks' about his future with Tottenham at the end of the season.

That's perfectly understandable for any player. But what else should be perfectly clear is that the north London side must take a firm stance.

After scoring against Italy, Townsend has, quite frankly, been acting as though he's just won England the World Cup. Funnily enough, there's been no mention of being hauled off after 30 minutes at Manchester United, nor the 23-year-old's continually poor form for Spurs this season.

Aside from the rare, rare moments of something that somewhat resembles quality, Townsend has spent his campaign simply running in a straight line at defenders - or cutting inside and still losing the ball.

One goal in a friendly doesn't change that.

So, if Tottenham do sit down for talks with the winger, the only thing they need do is show him the door - or at the very least warn him he must improve considerably to earn himself a future at White Hart Lane.

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