Tottenham winger Townsend is looking for a more consistent 2015/16 season.
The English international said: “[My aims are] to be as fit as possible and to show my ability on a consistent basis while trying to nail down a place in the first team. I’m looking for consistency on personal level and if we can do it as a team as well, because we showed we can do it in certain games last season, who knows where that can take us?”
Townsend made just 35 appearances in all competitions for Spurs last term, struggling to make an impact in the Premier League, with just 17 games to his name. He did feature frequently in the Europa League, but it was evident that head coach Mauricio Pochettino was utilising a second-string team in that tournament.
He has never been the most consistent player since breaking onto the scene at White Hart Lane, but last term was a personal low. He frequently chooses the wrong options when entering the attacking third, and his desire to shoot rather than create is a frequent reason for wasted chances.
Should he improve his consistency, there is no denying that an impressive player could break through. He has shown in flashes a real attacking threat, and learning to refine his abilities could offer the 23-year-old a more frequent first-team place.
A strong 2015/16 campaign could be the making of Townsend, and if he can live up to his word and enjoy a consistent season, Spurs just might have a great player on their hands.