Report: Andros Townsend in stunning post-match row with Spurs coach; sign of frustration?

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend was allegedly arguing with Spurs fitness coach Nathan Gardiner after the 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham winger Andros Townsend was involved in a post-match row with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner following the 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

Spurs swept to another victory on Monday, as goals from Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli and Harry Kane gave Mauricio Pochettino three more points to take Tottenham in to fifth place in the Premier League table.

With just one defeat this season, Spurs lie only one point off the top four, and everything appears to be going to plan for Pochettino - but it's fair to say that one player isn't quite having the season he wanted.

Winger Andros Townsend has yet to start a Premier League game even with Nacer Chadli and Son Heung-min out injured, and he has just 64 minutes of Premier League action to his name.

The England international is now becoming an outcast at White Hart Lane, and he can't afford to be sitting on the sidelines with Euro 2016 on the horizon.

Now, the Daily Mail report that Townsend - who was an unused substitute against Aston Villa - had a stunning bust-up with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner following the final whistle.

Townsend was allegedly shouting and arguing with Gardiner, potentially showing his frustration after manager Pochettino chose to bring on teenager Josh Onomah late in the game - and a January exit, whether temporary or permanent, seems almost inevitable for Townsend.

Either way, this latest development won't help Townsend's push for first-team football at Spurs, especially with the aforementioned Son set to return to the Tottenham setup shortly.

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