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:
Fitness coach not gotta clue about the complexities going through andros's head! Note & report back - Not confront!! https://t.co/P8GRYCWNp1— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 6, 2015
It's also about knowing your role as fairness coach and not pressing buttons unnecessarily? He'd not played ?? https://t.co/oU73OWTo4c— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 6, 2015
I agree but busting his balls for giving 80% effort instead of 100% in a running drill after a game isn't necessary https://t.co/JYzHHbdhPD— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 6, 2015
We're human not robots! Phycology plays a major role and getting the best out of athletes is a skill obv not possessed by the fitness coach— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) November 6, 2015
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.