AVB was delighted with how Townsend had adapted to international football.
"It is wonderful for him, the explosion he has had recently in the Premier League and for his country. He has been doing extremely well for club and country, and he deserves that credibility, he is a home grown product, so we are very proud of what he has done.
"It comes with the irreverence of young mind and young player. He steps into a great team full of prestige and internationals, able to perform at that level, by his irreverence, he is very extrovert, he has no fear of anybody, and he has always showed that in his approach to defenders, trying to beat them with his pace and his creativity."
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