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Jermain Defoe praises Tottenham teammate

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Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has heaped praise on team-mate Andros Townsend following the winger's inclusion in Roy Hodgson's England squad.

The tricky wide-man joins Defoe and Kyle Walker as Tottenham representatives in the 23-man squad, and Defoe believes his place is more than merited.

Speaking to Spurs' official website, he said: "It's great for Andros to be involved again. He's been outstanding and for a young player to come into the team and have that consistency, staying in the team and playing like he did against teams like Chelsea, that's fantastic. He was one of the best players on the pith that day."

Since the opening Premier League weekend, Townsend has started each of Spurs' Premier League fixtures, dazzling fans with his direct style and willingness to take on his full-back.

His form has been rewarded by manager Hodgson who has selected Townsend for the crucial qualifying games against Montenegro and Poland at Wembley.

Townsend's call comes in the absence of potential wide-men Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and club-mate Aaron Lennon. 

Should the 22-year-old get on the field in either of England's qualifiers it will be the first senior cap the Spurs man has won.

Before cementing a place in the Spurs first-team, Townsend had previously been on loan to an unbelievable nine clubs including Watford, Leeds United and most recently Queens Park Rangers.

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