Next Game

Partizan v Tottenham

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 18:00

Europa League Group C

Stadium of Light

Last Game

Sunderland 2 - 2 Tottenham

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Townsend keen to impress

England and Tottenham winger Andros Townsend is keen to avoid complacency in his quest to be selected for next year's World Cup.

Last Updated: 13/11/13 at 14:13 Post Comment

Andros Townsend (left): Hoping to impress manager Roy Hodgson again

Andros Townsend (left): Hoping to impress manager Roy Hodgson again

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 22-year-old broke into Roy Hodgson's side in October and helped England qualify for next year's tournament in Brazil after superb performances against Montenegro and Poland.

He is hoping to capitalise on another opportunity to impress manager Hodgson when Chile and Germany visit Wembley, and is aware that competition for places in the squad is fierce.

"I have had my first two games, but there has been a lot of players that have started well in their international careers and faded away, and I can't let that happen to me," he told the FA's official website.

"I've got to keep playing well whenever given the chance and try and force my way on the plane next summer.

"We've got a big squad because we've got fantastic players. Every single one of us is going to be trying to impress in training and in the games to try and get on that plane.

"There aren't too many other opportunities before the summer to play for England and impress the manager so everyone is going to be giving 100 per cent to catch the manager's eye."

Townsend is wary of the challenge that Chile and Germany pose, but is hoping to replicate his previous eye-catching displays for the Three Lions.

He added: "Chile have got some fantastic players, none more so than Alexis Sanchez, so it's not going to be an easy game.

"Germany speak for themselves. I think it's a great opportunity for us to test ourselves against the best so early on going into next summer.

"We can see where we are, see what we've got to work on and see how far we've got to go to be one of the top nations."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

an we get one on the similarities between this year's Arsenal and 5 years ago. Or any other number you care to pick frankly...it shouldn't be hard.

mc1728
Liverpool: Five Similiarities Five Years On

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Champions League: Liverpool leave it late to beat Ludogorets

Steven Gerrard's last-gasp penalty earned Liverpool a fortunate 2-1 win over brave Ludogorets at Anfield.

Champions League: Arsenal lose 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund in Group D

Goals from Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Borussia Dortmund to a 2-0 win over a lacklustre Arsenal.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho confirms Eden Hazard's Chelsea contract talks ongoing

Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard will commit his future to Chelsea, with talks ongoing over a contract extension.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property