Andros Townsend named a five-a-side staff of his most underrated gamers, together with three former Tottenham teammates… and likewise an ex-Arsenal star!
Crystal Palace ace Townsend joined the talkSPORT Breakfast on Tuesday morning and mentioned various topics starting from the 5 substitute rule to Mauricio Pochettino presumably changing into Manchester United supervisor.
One of many subjects sure to trigger debate is when he revealed his picks for an underrated five-a-side staff.
The Crystal Palace winger named his gamers and defined why they made it in.
He stated: “My goalkeeper is [Heurelho] Gomes, the previous goalkeeper at Spurs, as a result of in coaching he was unbelievable together with his shot stopping.
“His arms had been so lengthy and nothing would get previous him in coaching.
“I’ve gone for Mousa Dembele since you couldn’t get the ball off him as he was so robust. He solely had one foot however as a result of he was so robust he would go onto his left foot and provide you with a forearm and also you had been gone.”
And subsequent up was one enormous shock name, as Tottenham native boy and Spurs fan Townsend added an ex-Arsenal participant!
“Jack Wilshere. Now individuals don’t bear in mind the participant Jack Wilshere was when he was at Arsenal, and the way he was taking part in on the Nou Camp and working video games in midfield in opposition to the likes of Xavi and Iniesta.
“Individuals simply appear to recollect the accidents he picked up and the participant he’s now, and never the participant he was earlier than the accidents.”
And selection quantity 4?
“Tom Huddlestone. Once more, as a result of his vary of passing was unimaginable. Left and proper foot from that holding midfield place was unimaginable.
“I’m shocked he didn’t play extra occasions for England or get a greater transfer on the time as a result of he was excellent. As a holding midfielder he was perfection.
“Up entrance I’ve gone for Bobby Zamora as a result of once I performed with him at QPR he was so unselfish. He doesn’t care about scoring targets.
“All he cared about was pinning the defenders and supplying you with one thing to play off, and making you a greater participant and getting you targets, versus him scoring targets himself.”