Tottenham boss Sherwood says Townsend can have Bale impact

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has likened Andros Townsend to Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has likened Andros Townsend to Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

Bale produced a series of rescue acts to get his old side out of the mire before heading to Real Madrid last summer.

Sherwood said: “I think whenever you've got a player like Andros, he can change a game in an instant.

“He gets you off your seat and is exciting to watch. He had a great start to the season. We're just hoping he can pick up that tempo again and drive on.

“Andros can do something different. He can go past people, turn a bad performance into a fantastic result like Gareth Bale did last year.

“He would like to add more goals to his game, but he is still learning the process. I have known him since he was a baby and he has gradually got better so he is going in the right direction.

“Townsend will be desperate to hit the running with the World Cup looming.”

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