Spurs star Townsend reveals the secret to getting picked for England

Andros Townsend

The Tottenham academy graduate is set to feature again under Roy Hodgson, despite struggling to win a regular place at White Hart Lane.

It is a question many have been asking whenever Roy Hodgson names his squad - how does Tottenham winger Andros Townsend continue to make the England squad considering the hot and cold season he has had at club level?

Well, the player himself has discussed how he approaches England meet-ups on the FA website, hinting how dedicated he is to catching the former Liverpool manager's eye.

The Spurs winger is fully aware that he must continue to make an impression at every opportunity he gets to meet up with the England boss.

Townsend has 35 appearances this season, scoring 6 goals, but he started just 10 Premier League games under Mauricio Pochettino, often finding Erik Lamela preferred on the right side of midfield. 

"Every time we meet up, every match, every session, is a chance for me to impress the manager," the 23-year-old told the FA.

"He is a big believer in players training well, so if you train well you will get your chance. That has been my mindset whenever I come away with England and if I can impress, then the manager might throw me on for 20 or 30 minutes.

"It’s the pinnacle of your career to play for England so every time I am away with the team I don’t want to let that opportunity slip away.

"If you don’t make an impression you could jeopardise your place in the squad."

And Townsend is not only doing the business in England training to get opportunities on the pitch, he is also constantly starring when given the chance, having scored in his last two England games, and now boasts 3 in 7 appearances for the national side.

Don't bet on him impressing once again in the upcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.

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