Venables has heaped praise on the Spurs winger.
Tottenham Hotspur starlet Andros Townsend is the darling of English football currently after making two important appearances for the Three Lions in World Cup qualifying.
With Townsend in the team England overcame Montenegro and Poland at Wembley to ensure their place at the tournament in Brazil next summer.
It was the winger’s first two caps for the country and ex-national team boss Terry Venables thinks the 22-year-old is the missing link Roy Hodgson’s side needed.
“The fact is he has a lot of things going for him,” Venables was quoted by the Evening Standard.
“Andros has fantastic awareness and his raw pace is always going to make it difficult for defenders.
“It is still early for him but we are all excited about the future because of the performances he has put in.
“I look at that group and think it is one of the best.”
Townsend has also been in fine form for Spurs this campaign and has maintained a regular place in the side, despite strong competition from the likes of Aaron Lennon and new club record signing Erik Lamela.
The Englishman has made 10 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham in 2013/14, scoring two goals and providing three assists.
It has taken some time for Townsend to finally get a place in the first team at White Hart Lane, having been out on-loan at no fewer than nine clubs in the past four years.
Yet with the attacking midfielder in good form it can only be pleasing news for managers Andre Villas-Boas and Hodgson.
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