England's latest boy-wonder Andros Townsend has challenged himself to start scoring more goals for Tottenham after finding the net just once in their opening 11 Premier League games. 

The 22-year-old has impressed with his recent displays for both club and country, most notably his sparkling performances against Montenegro and Poland at Wembley last month that helped the Three Lions book their plane ticket to Brazil 2014. 

However, the midfielder has only netted one league goal this term - a cross-come-shot against Aston Villa - and only chalked up two strikes during his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers the previous season. 

"Goals and assists make you un-droppable. There are great players vying for two wing spots at Spurs so I need to get more goals and assists to cement my place in the team, and not give the manager an excuse to drop me," he told talkSPORT

Townsend, who has made ten appearances for Andre Villas-Boas' side this term, is also aiming to impress on both fronts as he looks to secure a plane seat to what would be his first World Cup. 

He certainly did himself no harm in England's last two games, putting in a dazzling performance against Montenegro that was capped with a debut goal. 

The winger knows he now must kick-on from his good start to ensure he's not left disappointed when Roy Hodgson announces his 23-man squad, adding: "I've got to keep playing well whenever I'm given the chance, and try and force my way onto the plane next summer. 

"We've got a big squad because we've got fantastic players. Every single one of us is going to be trying to impress in training and in the games to try and get on that plane.

"There aren't too many other opportunities before the summer to play for England and impress the manager so everyone is going to be giving 100 per cent to the catch the manager's eye."

Chile travel to Wembley this Friday before old-foe Germany come to London four days later, with Townsend set to play some part in both. 


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