Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend names his underrated five-a-side team including THREE former Tottenham teammates AND an ex-Arsenal star
Andros Townsend named a five-a-side team of his most underrated players, including three former Tottenham teammates… and also an ex-Arsenal star!
Crystal Palace ace Townsend joined the talkSPORT Breakfast on Tuesday morning and discussed a number of subjects ranging from the five substitute rule to Mauricio Pochettino possibly becoming Manchester United manager.
One of the topics certain to cause debate is when he revealed his picks for an underrated five-a-side team.
The Crystal Palace winger named his players and explained why they made it in.
He said: “My goalkeeper is [Heurelho] Gomes, the old goalkeeper at Spurs, because in training he was unbelievable with his shot stopping.
“His arms were so long and nothing would get past him in training.
“I’ve gone for Mousa Dembele because you could not get the ball off him as he was so strong. He only had one foot but because he was so strong he would go onto his left foot and give you a forearm and you were gone.”
And next up was one huge shock call, as Tottenham local boy and Spurs fan Townsend added an ex-Arsenal player!
“Jack Wilshere. Now people don’t remember the player Jack Wilshere was when he was at Arsenal, and how he was playing at the Nou Camp and running games in midfield against the likes of Xavi and Iniesta.
“People just seem to remember the injuries he picked up and the player he is now, and not the player he was before the injuries.”
And choice number four?
“Tom Huddlestone. Again, because his range of passing was incredible. Left and right foot from that holding midfield position was incredible.
“I’m surprised he didn’t play more times for England or get a better move at the time because he was perfect. As a holding midfielder he was perfection.
“Up front I’ve gone for Bobby Zamora because when I played with him at QPR he was so unselfish. He doesn’t care about scoring goals.
“All he cared about was pinning the defenders and giving you something to play off, and making you a better player and getting you goals, as opposed to him scoring goals himself.”