The midfielder headed out of White Hart Lane on transfer deadline day after finding his path to the first team blocked.
He opted to join a Premier League basement battle at QPR, with there a desire on his part to take on a challenge.
Townsend was also determined to find regular top-flight football, having previously taken in loan spells at sides competing in the Football League.
The 21-year-old feels he has shown what he is capable of during his time at Loftus Road and is convinced that he is heading for a brighter future, be that at Spurs or somewhere else.
He said in the Fulham Chronicle: "Obviously I have belief in my own ability but this is my chance now to show people at Spurs, here and around the Premier League that I am good enough.
"Hopefully I can take the opportunities when they come and show people what I can do.
"I've spoken to Tim Sherwood a few times and Les Ferdinand has been down to a few games.
"They're keeping tabs on me and hopefully they are pleased with what they see."