Tottenham star Andros Townsend has insisted that he is not getting carried away after playing a starring role for England on his debut in Friday's 4-1 win over Montenegro at Wembley.
22-year-old Townsend, an academy graduate who has only managed to establish himself as a permanent fixture at White Hart Lane this season, was a surprisingly attacking selection by Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson but he was fully repaid in full after Townsend rounded off a remarkable debut by scoring a second-half stunner from all of 25 yards.
His scintillating performance has led many to herald the former QPR loanee as a potential England star, yet Townsend himself is remaining composed and evidently is not taking anything for granted ahead of Tuesday's vital final qualifier at home to Poland.
“I’m not getting carried away,” Townsend told the club's official website.
“If I get my chance, I’ll look to do exactly the same as I did against Montenegro. Hopefully I can help us get over the finishing line.”
England currently sit top of Group H, one ahead of Ukraine. However, with Mykhaylo Fomenko set to face minnows San Marino - whose only competitive win came almost a decade ago - Hodgson's men will surely need to claim all three points at Wembley in order to secure qualification for Brazil 2014 and avoid a dreaded November playoff.
Whether Townsend will play a pivotal role in Tuesday's clash, however, remains to be seen after he apparently picked up a knock against Montenegro.