Townsend could have done a job

Thursday 21st March 2013 11:29

Andros Townsend: Has been a revelation for QPR

Andros Townsend: Has been a revelation for QPR

Bet with SkyBet  Bet £5 Get £20 Free

FanZone's Spurs blogger Nik Wardle believes Andre Villas-Boas missed a trick when he decided to send Andros Townsend on loan to QPR.

In recent disappointing defeats against Inter Milan and Fulham, Spurs have shown a lack of attacking spark.

Much has been made of our shortage of strikers but I think a man who could have helped make a difference is one we've let get away, temporarily.

Andros Townsend is earning rave reviews - and scoring goals - at QPR. His direct, energetic displays are helping keep QPR in games, although ultimately they probably will go down.

I first saw him play in a youth game against Arsenal and I made a bookmark in my head that he was one I thought could break into the first-team picture at White Hart Lane.

It's true that Gareth Bale had been rightly keeping Townsend out of the team, when he was playing wide, but with the Welshman moving inside, we have a gaping vacancy on the left wing.

Neither Clint Dempsey nor Gylfi Sigurdsson are adapt at playing there and Benoit Assou-Ekotto is certainly not a winger.

Also, with Aaron Lennon struggling with his hamstring, Townsend could have played from the right, as he has done for QPR.

It's a footballing cliche that pace is difficult to defend against - and it's a shame AVB didn't heed this before allowing Townsend to go out on loan.

Comments

Loading

    Add Comment:


    Fri - 26th Dec 2014
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    15:00 Leicester v Tottenham
    Sun - 28th Dec 2014
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    12:00 Tottenham v Man Utd
    Thu - 1st Jan 2015
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    17:30 Tottenham v Chelsea
    Mon - 5th Jan 2015
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    19:45 Burnley v Tottenham
    Sat - 10th Jan 2015
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    17:30 C Palace v Tottenham
    Sat - 20th Dec 2014
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    15:00 Tottenham 2 - 1 Burnley
    Wed - 17th Dec 2014
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    19:45 Tottenham 4 - 0 Newcastle
    Sun - 14th Dec 2014
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    16:00 Swansea 1 - 2 Tottenham
    Thu - 11th Dec 2014
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    18:00 Besiktas 1 - 0 Tottenham
    Sat - 6th Dec 2014
    Time Home team Score Away team Preview/Report
    15:00 Tottenham 0 - 0 C Palace