The winger has been in fine form for Newcastle United since rejoining the club.
“I cannot speak highly enough of the Newcastle fans and manager Rafa Benitez.
“They have helped get my confidence from under the ground, where it was six months ago, to back up where I want it to be. I am back on top form. I feel good, fresh and sharp.
“I am just getting into my stride. I always said if I get a run of games, then I could get back to my best form and get back in the England squad. It has worked out that way.”
Townsend has been fantastic for Newcastle in what proved to be a fruitless fight against relegation from the Premier League.
He had previously struggled to make an impact at Spurs this season after falling foul of Mauricio Pochettino, and the club’s fitness coach, and playing just over an hour of Premier League football for Spurs this season.
In the end Tottenham performed well without Townsend, finishing third in the Premier League table, but whilst Townsend could have sat on the bench and finished high in the table he instead gambled on Newcastle and is now back in the England fold.
Relegation a small price to pay for now.