David Beckham has sung the praises of Andros Townsend.
The flying winger has caught the eye here at Spurs all season but was catapulted into national stardom with his performances for England in crucial World Cup qualifying matches last month.
Called into the senior squad to face Montenegro and Poland last month, Andros responded with a man of the match display and goal on his debut in the win against Montenegro, before following up with another stylish display as the Three Lions secured a place in next summer’s finals in Brazil with a win against Poland.
Andros has been called into the squad again for friendlies against Chile next Friday (November 15) and Germany on November 19 and Beckham, England’s most-capped outfield player with 115 caps, is delighted to see him there.
“What I think is great about Andros, he’s come into the team and there’s a freshness, he’s playing without any worries, playing with a freshness that’s great to see,” said Beckham, speaking to Sky Sports.
“He’s a great person for young players to look at.
“He’s a player who has not always been in the starting line-up and gone out on loan quite a few times and he is established in the England team and he’s one of the players who helped us reach Brazil.
“He’s a great person for a young player to look at and think ‘it’s not all an easy ride’. Sometimes you have to go through good times and bad times and Andros has come out of that and helped us reach the World Cup.”