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Tottenham boss Villas-Boas unimpressed by Townsend England call

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas isn't jumping for joy over Andros Townsend's England call up.

AVB fears Townsend could be left on the international scrapheap.

He explained: "I was surprised. Obviously, I'm very happy for the player.

"I would like to give you a little bit more information but I wasn't contacted by Roy Hodgson regarding the player call-up as I would've preferred to give my opinion on the fact that he gets called up so soon.

"If there is to be continuity to the future of Andros in the national team, then it's a great step for him.

"But if his performances change in some way or if the player doesn't get involved in Tottenham and, in the end, he gets dried out then it's a big surprise for me, because I think a player who gets called up for the national team after two games should have respect and continuity towards the future.

"I can recall, last season, we had Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and Steven Caulker called up for England. They were competing to get into the Tottenham team. They couldn't. And, in the end, their England call-ups disappeared.

"At the moment, there doesn't seem to be any continuity."

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