Andros Townsend reveals ex-Spurs teammate ‘used to kick lumps out of me’

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Ex-Tottenham winger, Andros Townsend, has revealed in a Q&A session with ITV football that Danny Rose was the roughest opponent he ever faced in training.

Townsend played 93 times for Tottenham Hotspur in his seven-year spell after rising through the academy with the likes of Harry Kane and Ryan Mason.

Rose and Townsend played together for many years and clearly had a good bond, but the winger revealed that the left-back was a menace in training:

Townsend said: “The roughest player I ever had to play against was Danny Rose during my time at Spurs in training every day.

“He would just kick lumps out of me. He doesn’t care if it’s training he’s always super aggressive.”

Danny Rose signed for Tottenham in July 2007 and went on to make 214 appearances for Tottenham. He was released as a free agent this summer after not being registered in the Premier League squad this summer.

However, the left-back, as a free agent, soon signed for newly-promoted Watford on a two-year deal.

Townsend was at Crytal Palace but is currently a free agent after being released by the club, with the winger admitting in an interview with talkSPORT that he has ‘no idea’ about his future.

SpursWeb Opinion 

Danny Rose is an underrated legend, and I always felt like the opposition also underrated his strength. Rose was always up for a battle! Townsend’s comments do not surprise me, to be honest – after many years of watching the left-back.

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