Kyle Walker: 'Andros Townsend a nightmare for defenders'

Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker describes Andros Townsend as a "nightmare" to defend following his memorable England debut against Montenegro last week.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has insisted that England's newest cap Andros Townsend has all the attributes to become a world-class winger.

Townsend has enjoyed a breakthrough start to the season at White Hart Lane, which led to a Three Lions debut against Montenegro last Friday.

Following a memorable strike from range in that match Walker has revealed that Townsend is a "nightmare" to mark, while declaring that his club colleague is capable of becoming a consistent performer at the highest level.

He told The Mirror: "He's really confident. He just wants to get at players. As a full-back you don't want a right midfielder who is left footed running at you. It's a dreadful thing, I train with him and he's a nightmare.

"I'm made up for him. When I found out he was starting I think I was more excited than him. Just because I know what he can do. We've had some good wingers at Tottenham Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, we just seem to breed wingers.

"We are building up an understanding. He just sleeps, eats and breathes football and I pray to God that this is just a stepping block for him to go on and do big things."

The 22-year-old is expected to keep his place for England's crunch World Cup qualifier against Poland tomorrow night, but Walker will be missing through suspension.

Andros Townsend of England scores their third goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on October 11, 2013
Read Next:
Hodgson 'monitored Townsend at QPR'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
La Liga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account