David Bardsley: Tottenham are making Townsend look better than he is

Former England defender David Bardsley has made an assessment of Andros Townsend at Tottenham Hotspur.

Former England defender David Bardsley has told talkSPORT he feels Tottenham Hotspur are maybe making Andros Townsend look better than he is.

The winger was recently called up to the England senior squad by Roy Hodgson much to the bemusement of his own and opposition fans.

He’s found consistent chances difficult to come by under Mauricio Pochettino this season with other players arguably in better form.

“He’s only just come back into the team at Tottenham. The thing is that Tottenham have done so well, that sometimes players coming back from fitness can sometimes look better than they actually are,” said Bardsley.

“Possibly that’s the situation with Andros right now.”

Tottenham responded well over the weekend with a 4-3 victory against Leicester City, which helped to eradicate the disappointing defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

The club now have two weeks to rest and recover through the international break, while Townsend is under a little bit of pressure to perform with the three lions.

A good break could impress Pochettino and good performances could see him nail down his position in the Tottenham first team for the rest of the season.

He’s a well-balanced and powerful player who likes to attack the opposition using his blistering pace.

Those are the qualities that Hodgson is more than likely to have focused on and the potential of what he can achieve if he can get the opposition onto the back foot and keep them there.

He’s already had a decent impact at international level and will be looking to do again.

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