Andy Townsend discusses demanding Tottenham boss, and decision to sell Andros Townsend

Andy Townsend

Andy Townsend says he had doubts whether Newcastle United's Andros Townsend was good enough for Tottenham.

Andy Townsend has praised the approach of Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino and the success he has had this season, also suggesting he was right to sell Andros Townsend.

Pochettino's Spurs side are in second place in the Premier League and are being talked about as genuine title contenders, having lost just four times in the top flight all season.

Townsend told BBC Radio 5 Live's Monday Night Club football programme that Pochettino's disciplinary approach is key to their success, and that the very best players want to play for him.

Andy Townsend's near namesake Andros Townsend was a player cast aside by Pochettino earlier in the season after falling out with the management team, and spent weeks playing with the under-21s before being sold to Newcastle United.

The BBC pundit said he had doubts over whether the Newcastle winger would ever be good enough to compete for a place at a 'top club'.

He said: "I see a guy that is a demanding manager, fair, but very demanding, and the best players, good players, with the best attitude respond and react to that.

"Andros is a very talented player, but sometimes I look and think I'm not sure whether you've got enough about you to be a top player.

"You look at Harry Kane, Dele Alli, they will make mistakes but they will be top players."

Andros Townsend has found it tough going to re-establish himself at Newcastle after missing a large chunk of the season at Spurs, and now having to find his form in a struggling team.

He missed the last England squad and currently looks unlikely to make it to Euro 2016, and could even be playing Championship football next season, the way the Magpies are headed.

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