AVB is annoyed that Three Lions coach Roy Hodgson didn’t consult him first.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admits to being “surprised” by Andros Townsend’s first call-up to the England squad.
The 22-year-old’s impressive start to the season at White Hart Lane has been rewarded by Three Lions coach Roy Hodgson after he was selected for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
However, Villas-Boas is unhappy that Hodgson avoided consulting him before picking Townsend for the double-header and is concerned that he will be discarded in a similar manner to former Spurs trio Steven Caulker, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore,
“I was surprised (when he was called up),” the 35-year-old admitted to Sporting Life.
“I would like to give you a little bit more information but the fact (is) that I wasn’t contacted in any way or form by Roy Hodgson regarding the player call-up.
“I would have preferred to give my opinion on the fact that he gets called up so soon.”
Townsend has enjoyed something of a renaissance at White Hart Lane after proving to be the standout player in their first two Premier League fixtures and scored a brilliant goal in the club’s 5-0 Europa League demolition of Dinamo Tbilisi last week.