BBC pundit slams role of Tottenham Hotspur fitness coach in Andros Townsend situation

Andros Townsend

The England international is in hot water at Tottenham.

Andros Townsend has certainly had a busy week, of sorts. He was involved in a bust up with his fitness coach Nathan Gardiner on Monday night, subsequently dropped to train with the under-21s, left out of the Spurs team for the Europa League last night and then left out of the England squad by Roy Hodgson.

Quite a week.

Townsend was clearly not pleased that Mauricio Pochettino decided to bring in on youngster Joshua Onomah instead of him against Aston Villa on Monday night and took it out on the fitness coach but some people have defended the winger.

One of those is ex-pro Trevor Sinclair.

The former West Ham United and Manchester City midfielder now works as a pundit for the BBC and he has laid the blame at the door of the fitness coach.

He stated in a series of tweets this morning:

Townsend now faces a real battle to win back a place in the Spurs first-team. He was already out of contention without this hanging over his head and he looks very unlikely to feature against Arsenal in the North London derby this weekend.

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