Townsend's Spurs future in doubt over row with coach
Published 05/11/2015 | 02:30
Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has been suspended by head coach Mauricio Pochettino and fined following a confrontation with the club's fitness coach Nathan Gardiner on Monday night.
Townsend has had to train separately since then, will not be considered for this evening's crucial Europa League match against Anderlecht, is unlikely to face Arsenal on Sunday and finds his future at the club in doubt.
The England winger has grown frustrated with his lack of opportunities at Spurs this season, having started just three games. He was an unused substitute in the Premier League win over Aston Villa on Monday and clashed with Gardiner while warming down.
"Where there is an action, there is a consequence," said Pochettino. "It is because of Monday. If you behave in the wrong way, you always need to pay. Discipline for me is very important.
"We have a young squad and the player made a mistake, and when you cross the limit it is important to stop that." (© Independent News Service)
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