Andros Townsend responds when asked whether he regrets leaving Spurs for Newcastle

Newcastle and winger Andros Townsend are fighting for their lives in the Premier League.

Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend has been quoted by the London Evening Standard as saying that he doesn't regret leaving Spurs for the relegation-threatened Magpies.

Townsend, 24, came up through the ranks with Spurs, but struggled to make an impact for Mauricio Pochettino's men this term, making just six appearances in al competitions.

Unsurprisingly, the England international left White Hart Lane in January, penning a five-and-a-half year deal with Newcastle United as he was brought in to help the club avoid relegation.

So far, Townsend has hit one goal and one assist in six appearances for Newcastle, and Rafael Benitez's men currently sit six points adrift of safety, with the threat of relegation to the Championship very real ahead of this weekend's trip to face Southampton.

Whilst Townsend is in a battle against the drop, his former club Tottenham are enjoying a superb season. Spurs sit second in the Premier League, and whilst they're seven points behind league leaders Leicester City, Champions League football will be returning to White Hart Lane whether they win the title or not.

Leaving a title charge for a relegation battle is an interesting move, and Townsend has been quoted by the London Evening Standard as saying that he doesn't regret joining Newcastle's battle for survival, as he simply needed to play regular football - something he didn't get at Spurs.

"I definitely don't have any regrets," said Townsend. "I'm playing for a massive club and playing Premier League football. I'm playing 90 minutes of games, and I'm 100 per cent delighted with the move I made to Newcastle," he added.

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