Townsend Credits Mum For Superb Performance Against Burnley

Andros Townsend has revealed his mum was the brain behind his impressive performance against Burnley on Monday.

Townsend who sealed a 3-1 win for Everton with 25-yards strike insisted he got inspired before the game after his mother Katerina sent him a video of his best goals. 

Everton faced Burnley without their goal-poacher Dominic Calvert-Lewin but Townsend believes there are other players who are capable of replacing the tall striker. 

"I have to give a shout-out to my mum because during the week she sent me a compilation video of all my goals," he said.

"She clipped them all together and she told me I need to believe in myself again. I think you saw that with this goal here.

"It was rolling back the years. I've got that in the locker, I just need to be able to produce it on a consistent basis. Hopefully with the manager here I'll keep getting in the right positions and score more goals and get more assists for this historic football club. 

"We did not get close to Burnley in the first half, we were not giving Richarlison support and we rectified that," said Townsend.

"Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been the talisman and is a big loss, but we have players in the dressing room who can step up.

"Everton also had a great start last season too but fell away. We have suffered adversity in each game, but have found a way to come out of it. That stands us in good stead for the rest of the season." 

Townsend joined Everton as a free agent after playing out his five-year contract with Crystal Palace. 

The 30-year-old who has 13 England caps was a delight to watch during his glittering stint with former club Tottenham Hotspur. 

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