While his displays lit up Wembley and helped secure Englandâ€™s automatic passage into the finals, he is taking Ânothing for granted regarding his own position in Roy ÂHodgsonâ€™s squad.
Townsend Âsaid: â€œLast summer, I had a bad time â€“ as you know.
â€œI had the chance to go to the Under-21s tournament but, Âobviously, it didnâ€™t happen.
â€œBut it gave me the chance to relax, to think about the season ahead and to get my head right. Iâ€™ve come back stronger. Thatâ€™s what I planned to do.
â€œI canâ€™t think about next Âsummer at the moment. I canâ€™t get carried away. I have got to focus on my club football.
â€œEvery time I get the chance to play for Tottenham, I have to keep playing well and, Âhopefully, the rewards will come at the end of the season."
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