The wingerās priority is to help QPR remain in the Premier League and he believes if he does that, his own career will flourish.
āEver since I was 17, Iāve been told Iām unlucky, because I have two of the best wingers in the world, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, ahead of me,ā Townsend told the London Evening Standard. āBut Iām 21 now. Iām not a youngster any more.
āI understand what people mean but I canāt just sit in the reserves and say, āLook whoās ahead of meā. [Tottenham head coach] Andre Villas-Boas has said it to me, too, so I hear it a lot.
āYou can do well in the lower leagues but the manager will always wonder if you can do it at the top level. Look at Steven Caulker. He did brilliantly for Swansea last season and now heās played regularly for Spurs and heās played for England.
āThis is my big chance to show the people at Tottenham what I can do, playing on the stage theyāre on. Andre Villas-Boas has told me he doesnāt want to sell me and that Iām in his plans for the future.