Too early to lay verdict on Townsend, say Goal Singapore readers

The exciting winger scored on his England debut as they swatted aside Montenegro, but our readers believe it is still early days for the Tottenham youngster
Andros Townsend certainly had a debut to remember when he made one and scored one in England's 4-1 win over Montenegro in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers on Saturday morning.

Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and a Branko Boskovic own goal accounted for the other three strikes, but it was Townsend who caught the eye in dream performance as manager Roy Hodgson was rewarded for his faith in the Tottenham Hotspur youngster.

The 23-year-old played a major role in helping the Three Lions inch closer to Brazil next year, with only victory against Poland in their last group game needed to secure an automatic berth.

The winger has impressed for Andre Vilas-Boas's side this season in English Premier League as well, earning a regular spot despite Spurs' splashing of the cash in the transfer window.

But Goal Singapore readers believe that it is still early days yet for the London-born player. Around 63% think that Townsend definitely has the potential to become the next England star, but it is too soon to tell whether he will get there. The rest of the votes were split between him being destined to be a top player for England and the performance being a flash in the pan.

With so many games left to play, supporters will be better able to decide whether Townsend has what it takes to be the next big thing as they find out how he performs from now until the end of the season.