The Tottenham winger feels that the Three Lions "outplayed" Joachim Low's men for much of their 1-0 defeat at Wembley and believes that Roy Hodgson will be happy with what he saw
Per Mertesacker headed the only goal towards the end of the first half and the Three Lions were unable to summon a shot on target in response, falling to their second consecutive home defeat.
But Townsend told reporters: "For us to hold our own and only lose 1-0 and outplay them for large parts is a positive.
"We have experimented with teams over the last few games, so I think the manager is happy with us.
"It was a positive performance and a chance for us to test ourselves against one of the favourites for the World Cup and I think we held our own but we couldn't get that breakthrough in the final third.
"That was the only thing that let us down."