England winger Andros Townsend has admitted his delight at retaining his place in Roy Hodgson's squad despite a lengthy injury lay-off.
Townsend broke into the Tottenham Hotpsur first-team at the beginning of the season after impressing loan stint at Queens Park Rangers last year and he was called up to the England senior squad back in September.
A man-of-the-match performance in the 4-1 over Montenegro followed suit and Townsend had well and truly put himself on the football radar. Despite picking up an injury in December, Townsend has recovered and has thanked Hodgson for showing faith.
“I was delighted to get called up again,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com. “I’ve had a couple of months out injured so for the manager to put his faith in me is a confidence boost for me and hopefully I won’t disappoint.
“The fact that the England manager has put his confidence in me gives me added confidence to go out there and perform like I was earlier on in the season.
“Hopefully if I get the chance to play I’ll impress again.”
England face Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday evening in their final warm-up match before Roy Hodgson will have to decide on his 23-man squad to travel to the World Cup.
With Theo Walcott set to miss the tournament in Brazil, Townsend has every chance of making the final cut, but knows only too well that he will have to be at the top of his game.
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