The Tottenham Hotspur striker is joined on the couch by team mate Andros Townsend
It was an all-Spurs affair at England’s St. George’s Park training camp as Andros Townsend joined his club mate Jermain Defoe for a chit-chat on the sofa for FATV - with Kyle Walker employed as cameraman.
After earning his first call-up to the senior squad, Townsend was asked about the honour of joining the England team, his time at QPR and his positive start to the new season.
Townsend said: “My whole family were obviously happy for me [getting called up]. It’s like a dream come true, I was getting texts from them all night from them; I’m just happy I got the call up then."
Defoe also asked the 22-year-old winger about his time on loan from Spurs to Queens Park Rangers last season.
“I was given the chance to play games and that’s what you want as a youngster," responded Townsend.
"I played 12 games at QPR and it was a good chance for me to showcase myself – not only for QPR but for Spurs as well.
“I’ve started the last four games but I know I need to continue and not rest on my laurels – I’ve been rewarded for my fine start to the season but I know I’ve got to continue that.”
The tables then turned on Defoe as the interviewee became interviewer, and Townsend took control of the microphone to quiz the striker on his memories of the first Group H meeting with Moldova.
Defoe: “I thought they were a good side. On paper obviously people look at it and think it should be an easy game, but as I always say – no game is easy at this level.”
And with a wry smile, the Tottenham striker recalled his goal in the team’s first Group H meeting a year ago.
“I remember scoring. Ox got the ball, and it was a textbook JD run really. I just go that way, then I dart the other way – after that it’s just one of those ones, where you can just go and get a drink...because you know the outcome.”