Andros Townsend, the England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer, has been a target for criticism from his own fans after a series of poor performances. His mum’s response to this was to send him a video of her son scoring goals from when he was six years old.
Andros Townsend has scored twice in five appearances in all competitions this season.
Andros Townsend thanked his mother for the game-winning goal that helped Everton defeat Burnley and keep their unbeaten record intact.
After his mother Katerina gave him a video of his greatest goals, the 30-year-old winger, who joined as a free agent in the summer, claimed he “rolled back the years” at Goodison Park.
Townsend, who has 13 England appearances, also assisted on Michael Keane’s equalizer in a 3-1 comeback win that saw Demarai Gray score his third goal of the season.
“I have to give a shout-out to my mother since she gave me a compilation video of all my objectives throughout the week,” he added.
“She clipped them all together and told me I needed to regain my confidence in myself.” With this aim, I believe you noticed that.
“It felt like going back in time. I’ve got it in my locker; all I need now is to be able to generate it on a regular basis. Hopefully, with the manager in place, I’ll continue to get into the correct places and contribute more goals and assists to this great football club.”
Everton trailed Burnley 1-0 following Ben Mee’s header in a tense match in which Richarlison body-checked the Clarets captain before being hauled off by James Tarkowski.
Everton turned the game around with three goals in six minutes, with Townsend’s 25-yard effort leaving Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope no chance.
Richarlison began up front in a 3-4-3 formation in place of injured striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who Everton manager Rafael Benitez claimed may be sidelined for “more than two to three weeks” after fracturing his toe.
“We didn’t get close to Burnley in the first half because we weren’t supporting Richarlison,” Townsend said.
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been the team’s talisman and will be missed, but we have guys in the locker room who can fill in.”
“Everton enjoyed a good start last season as well, but then faded. We’ve faced difficulties in each game, but we’ve always found a way to win. That puts us in a terrific position for the remainder of the season.”
“I was sure that Andros would be a key player for us since he was my player at Newcastle for a few months,” Benitez said. I knew he was high-quality, and you can see that tonight.
“He’s also a professional who is eager to learn, so I believe we now have a bunch of guys that want to develop and are content. He’s one of these players, and I had no question that he’d be a good fit for us.”
‘Signing those two for £1.7 million is incredible.’
Alan Hutton, former Aston Villa and Scotland defender, talks on Radio 5 Live: Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray have arrived, raising a few eyebrows, but they’ve performed well.
They were the major guys today, with Townsend scoring a fantastic goal that I hope he records.
Demarai Gray, I believe, just needed to find a home; he needs game time and minutes. He looks at ease here, and I believe the management has faith in him.
Gray needs to play games and never got it at Leicester, but he seems to be at ease here with his self-assurance. Everton have made two great acquisitions – £1.7 million for the two players is incredible.
‘Amazing Townsend’ – just what you stated
Andy: While everyone is talking about Gray, Townsend has been fantastic since arriving! For years, I’ve been arguing that we needed balance, and now we finally have two wingers! Football is a basic game.
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Andros Townsend, what a goal! Tom: Wow, Andros Townsend, what a goal!
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