Andros Townsend: This is how my Tottenham exile helped me become Newcastle’s goal hero

“I knew I just needed that one more chance to make everyone forget about the rest”

Andros Townsend

“It’s a funny story,” he said. “When I was thrown into the Under-21s by Spurs a couple of us would stay for hours just practising free kicks, left foot and right until the fitness coaches came and told us to save our legs.

“All that stuff pays off when you score in front of 52,000 people to help your team get three points.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time because at half-time I was beating myself up a bit.

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