Walker dubs Townsend a 'defender's nightmare'

Townsend and Walker line-up together against Montenegro. Credit: PA

Kyle Walker has no doubt Andros Townsend will give the best defenders in the world nightmares if he ends up going to Brazil next summer.

"He is a nightmare," Walker said. "He eats, sleeps and breathes football. He is really confident and you could see that against Montenegro.

"He just wants to get at players. As a defender you don't want a right winger who is left-footed running at you, it's dreadful, and he is confident to go either side.

"I told him at half-time that he was going to score. I just sensed he was going to do something. He he was on fire.

"He was getting at people, but I didn't think it was going to be such a good goal - especially with his right foot as well."

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