Andros Townsend ready to put nightmare 2014 behind him

Tottenham winger, Andros Townsend is ready to start anew as 2015 approaches after a ‘nightmare’ year in 2014.

The Englishman played a key role in England’s World Cup qualifiers while also establishing himself in the first eleven at club level after many seasons out on loan.

2014 saw the 23-year-old miss the World Cup through an ankle injury while the winger has only started one league game this season under new manager, Mauricio Pochettino.

“It has not been the best of years in terms of injuries and form and it will be nice to put this year behind me. I want to start afresh next year and try to show the form when I first broke into the team by getting fully fit. I haven’t played much and I have had a groin injury, but now I am getting back to fitness.”

The England man will be competing with the likes of Aaron Lennon, Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela – with the Argentine being in fine form after a stop start debut season. Townsend however, trusts in his ability:

“There is a strong competition for places, but it is the same competition as last year when I was in the team,” Townsend said. “If I’m playing well I know I am as good as anyone.”