Jamie Carragher questions Townsend's big claim, suggests Spurs fans would disagree

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The Sky Sports pundit still has a few bones to pick with the 23-year-old.

Jamie Carragher has further criticised Tottenham Hotspur and England star Andros Townsend, according to his regular column in the Daily Mail.

Townsend scored for England against Italy on Tuesday night and used the opportunity to hit back at Paul Merson on Twitter.

Carragher was not a fan of his riposte and used his column to ask further questions of the 23-year-old Spurs star.

Indeed, according to the Sky Sports pundit and ex-Liverpool midfielder, Tottenham fans might not necessarily agree that Townsend has silenced his critics.

His form has still been poor at White Hart Lane and Carragher suggests scoring in 'instantly forgettable friendlies' won't change much at all.

He said: "After scoring his third international goal, Townsend said he hoped he had silenced his critics. He clearly loves playing for England but, given he has only scored three goals for Tottenham, has he really silenced them? Would Spurs fans agree?

"Caps or medals? Whose career would you prefer out of Steve Bruce’s (three league titles, three FA Cups, two European trophies but no England caps) and Gareth Southgate (one League Cup but 57 England caps)?

"It isn’t about scoring goals in instantly forgettable friendlies."

Spurs travel to Burnley on Sunday afternoon, with a win the only realistically plausible outcome if the north London side are to maintain their top-four challenge.

And boss Mauricio Pochettino has a decision on his hands as to whether he should start the in-confidence Townsend. The 23-year-old produced the goods recently for the Three Lions but memories of him being hauled off after just 30 minutes at Manchester United are not too distant at all...

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