England coach Hodgson: Tottenham's Townsend deserves the plaudits

England coach Roy Hodgson says Tottenham winger Andros Townsend deserves all the plaudits coming his way. Townsend was outstanding in the World Cup qualifying win over Montenegro.

England coach Roy Hodgson says Tottenham winger Andros Townsend deserves all the plaudits coming his way.

Townsend was outstanding in the World Cup qualifying win over Montenegro.

Hodgson said: "He made a big impact. He got the man of the match which he must be delighted with. It can't be easy for a young man making his debut in a game of that nature.

"He deserves all the credit which I am sure he is going to get because he played well, with a calmness and composure which I have seen him play with for QPR and most recently Tottenham. I was fortunate he was able to reproduce it.

"We had a lot of time to think about our selection. It was not easy to leave people like James Milner and Jack Wilshere out, as they also bring a lot of attacking flair.

"We thought Townsend's pace against a packed defence would open doors. He really performed on the night."

 
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