Andros Townsend is aiming to up his game this season as he looks to build on his breakthrough campaign last time out, according to the Evening Standard.
The 22-year-old made an impression for both his club and his country, and although he is in Brazil for the World Cup, it is as a pundit for ITV and not part of the England squad as injury brought a premature end to his season. However, the Tottenham winger is focused on the coming season and not what might have been, and knows he needs to improve his game.
"It is a big season for me. Last year was my breakthrough for club and country and now it is important I build on that and show a lot more consistency then I did last year," Townsend said to Spurs TV.
"I am 23 next week, so that will come with age, and hopefully I can build on what I did last season.
"I did not get much holidays, but it was important for me to make sure I was 100 per cent fit coming back to training so I can be fit and impress the manager."
New manager Mauricio Pochettino has a wealth of options at his disposal and it is inevitable that some players will leave White Hart Lane. Gylfi Sigurdsson has been linked with a return to Swansea, and Spurs will undoubtedly bring in new players this summer.
As a result, Townsend needs to grab his opportunity to impress from day one and build on his first full season as a Tottenham first team member.
Townsend's England career
Townsend will also look to become a regular member of Roy Hodgson's England team. He scored on his England debut against Montenegro and performed well in all five of his England caps so far, but while showing great ambition when running at players he too often lacked a final product, with his shooting particularly poor for Spurs.
If Townsend can continue to develop then he will become a very valuable asset for Pochettino and Hodgson.
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