England starlet rubbishes links with Bale
Tottenham Hotspur youngster Andros Townsend has reiterated he is no Gareth Bale, but hopes he will eventually become a valuable player at White Hart Lane.
Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp bought the winger into his Queens Park Rangers side on loan for the remainder of the season in January.
And he scored his first Premier League goal with a fantastic strike to help his team secure a 3-1 win over Sunderland.
Hope to Impress
But the 21-year-old remains with his feet placed firmly on the ground and hopes he can break into the Tottenham first team if he impresses at QPR.
He told The Sun: “I’ve been getting stick in training about trying to shoot too much so I hope that goal will shut a few people up.
“People compared it to some of Gareth Bale’s recent goals but he is on a different level to me.
“He’ll get the ball, run from halfway and then shoot.
“I know Spurs are keeping tabs on me.
“Hopefully they are pleased with what they’re seeing and this is my chance to show I’m good enough.”
Townsend is a product of the youth academy at White Hart Lane, having joined the club at the tender age of nine.
The England Under-21 man has been loaned out by Tottenham nine times since 2009, when he first joined Yeovil Town. He has played for a wide variety of clubs since, including Leyton Orient, Millwall and Leeds United.
The left winger will be hoping the Hoops will hand him Premier League experience in the final games of the season, in a bid to impress the coaching team at Tottenham.