Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, former Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has revealed his ‘issue’ behind the scenes at Spurs and detailed his ‘altercation’ with a fitness coach which resulted in him being docked two weeks’ wages and left out the squad.
Townsend, who made 93 appearances for the club overall (42 of which were under Mauricio Pochettino) before moving on to Crystal Palace in 2016, shed light on how he was punished for his fallout behind the scenes and explains why Danny Rose isn’t a ‘problem player‘.
Townsend opens up
His compatriot is currently sitting on the sidelines after being omitted from Jose Mourinho’s Premier League and Europa League squads, with reports emerging that Tottenham could plan to terminate his contract by mutual consent (Football Insider).
Indeed, after failing to secure a move in the summer, time appears to be running out for Rose to work his way into contention for England as the rearranged Euro 2020 takes place next year.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Townsend has revealed that conversations between a manager and a player over game-time are an almost daily occurrence, shedding light on how he was banished to the under-23s and docked two weeks wages for a behind-the-scenes fallout.
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Going on to defend Rose, the former Spurs star reveals that these spats happen very regularly and that it is no issue on the part of the 29-cap outcast.
If the left-back will not allow Tottenham to terminate his current deal, he faces a two-month wait for his next opportunity to leave in January, but only time will tell whether a future move does come to fruition.
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