Everton winger Andros Townsend vows to get even better
Andros Townsend has suggested that there’s ‘more to come’ from him after Everton won 2-0 against Norwich City on Saturday in the Premier League.
The 31-year-old, who joined the Toffees in the summer transfer window on a free transfer, has been in terrific form under Rafael Benitez.
Townsend has managed four goals in all competitions already, including the one he scored at the weekend from the penalty spot.
Townsend has suggested that the entire credit for his revival goes to Benitez who has given him the licence to play higher up the pitch.
The former Tottenham Hotspur winger managed only one goal during his last season at Crystal Palace. At Goodison Park, he is thriving in his new role and has made a strong claim that there’s more to come from him.
“I’m under a manager now who knows my abilities, who has seen that I can deliver goals, and I think I do have that in me,” said Townsend to the Daily Mirror.
“Left foot, right foot, I can shoot, I can get in the box, and I can create chances. I’m pleased I have been able to do that at Everton, and long may that continue.
“I’m 30 now, and that’s classed as old, but honestly, I feel like I’m 21 at the moment, I feel like I am full of life and full of energy…so there is more to come from me.”
Everton operated on a tight budget this summer, and eye-brows were raised when Benitez signed Townsend and Demarai Gray, with many questioning the club’s ambition.
Both of them have sparkled so far and the duo has been among the bargains of the season.
Apart from his dazzling wing play, what has really been impressive is the industry behind his game. Benitez loves wingers who would drop deep and help the full-backs when necessary, and this is where he is getting the best out of Townsend.
There were concerns over his fitness in the last game after he was taken off in the 76th minute. He went straight down the tunnel where he was joined by the medical team, but Benitez has made it clear that he simply ran out of steam.
It has been an excellent start, but he has to continue that through the season and we believe he can do that.
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