Andros Townsend wants to help Tottenham have ‘successful season’
Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend is looking to "push on" following his return from a hamstring injury this week
Andros Townsend has vowed to push on and help Tottenham Hotspur have a successful season following his return from hamstring injury.
The England international, who made a brief appearance in a 1-0 win against Everton, was a second-half substitute for midfield Moussa Dembele in their 4-0 victory over Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
It’s been a long time coming. Hopefully I’ll push on, get some starts and help the club to have a successful season
Townsend hasn’t started for Spurs since their surprise loss to West Ham United in the Capital One Cup in December, and the 22-year-old admitted it’s been a difficult period for the winger following his impressive start to the season.
“It’s been a tough couple of months for me,” Townsend told Tottenham’s website.
“I picked up my hamstring injury when I was in the form of my life, so it was disappointing to have that setback.
“It was good to come back against Everton and to play another half-hour at Newcastle was great for me. It’s been a long time coming. Hopefully I’ll push on, get some starts and help the club to have a successful season.”
Townsend is looking at his “first real injury” as a positive and the former Queens Park Rangers youngster feels rested and ready to kick-on in the remainder of the season.
“It’s the first real injury I’ve had in my career, the first time I’ve really missed more than one match,” Townsend added.
“It was difficult but you have to come back stronger. I’ve had that little rest now and I’m looking to kick on again.
“You have to take the plus side – I played a lot of games in the first six months of the season and (the spell out) was a chance to rest, take a step back and come back stronger for the rest of the season.”