Tottenham winger Townsend hopeful of England World Cup place

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend is hoping to force his way onto the plane next summer to the World Cup in Brazil with the rest of the England squad ahead of the friendlies against Chile and Germany, Sky Sports has reported.

The Tottenham winger scored on a memorable debut as England beat Montenegro before another notable performance against Poland helped confirm qualification for Roy Hodgson’s side.

But Townsend agrees it won’t be easy to secure a place in the World Cup squad next year. “It does sound good, being called an England international, but I have had two games and there have been a lot of players who have started their international careers well and have faded away,” Townsend said. “I can’t let that happen to me, I have to keep playing well and try to force my way onto the plane next summer.

Despite an impressive start to his England career, Townsend faces stiff competition for a place on the flanks from the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling.

Townsend will be part of the squad to face Chile at Wembley on Friday, before hosting Germany in London on the following Tuesday.

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