The 22-year-old is wary of getting complacent despite excelling against Montenegro and Ukraine, suggesting that he must continue playing well if he is to go to Brazil next summer
The 22-year-old enjoyed a fine debut against Montenegro in October, when he scored with a long-range strike and set up another goal, before putting in another strong display against Poland.
But Townsend does not believe he can get complacent after just two games for the Three Lions and is keen to maintain his form as he bids to secure a spot on the plane to Brazil next summer.
"It does sound good, being called an England international, but I have had two games and there have been a lot of players who have started their international careers well and have faded away," Townsend told FA TV. "I can't let that happen to me, I have to keep playing well and try to force my way onto the plane next summer."
With just one more friendly against Denmark before Hodgson picks his provisional squad for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, Townsend is intent on taking his chances in the forthcoming fixtures against Chile and Germany.
"We have a big, fantastic squad and every one of us is going to be trying to impress in training and the games to try and get to Brazil," Townsend continued. "There aren't many opportunities from now until the summer to play for England and impress the manager so everyone will be giving 100 per cent and looking to catch the manager's eye."
The Spurs man also believes both the fixtures against Chile and Germany will provide a stern test for the Three Lions ahead of the showpiece event next summer.
"I think that [the friendly against Germany] is a great opportunity to test ourselves against the best going into next summer," Townsend added.
"We can see where we are, we can see what we need to work on and see how far we have got to go to be one of the top nations, so it's a great friendly.
"Chile have got some fantastic players, no more so than Alexis Sanchez, who plays for Barcelona, so it's not going to be an easy game.
"It will be a great occasion. They will come here looking to try to win the game so it should be a good open encounter and I'm looking forward to it, should I get the chance to step onto the field."