Townsend is sick of watching back his goal of the season

Andros Townsend (photo: Dan Westwell)

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend admits he’s sick of seeing the wonder goal he scored against Manchester City.

Townsend’s long-range volley in Palace’s 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium was named the Premier League goal of season for 2018/19.

The 28-year-old says he has played the incredible strike back so often that he can’t bare to watch it any more.

“I’m actually sick of that goal now, I’ve watched it so many times,” he said to JOE. “There’s been this thing on Instagram where people have been doing the Throwback Goal Challenge, people have been posting their throwback goals.

“I couldn’t bring myself to put that one up, I’ve hyped that one too much. I’ve given that one too much publicity so I’m going to let that one die down and maybe bring it back in a few years’ time.”

Townsend is among the Palace players given a training regime at home while the league is suspended due to the coronavirus.

The former England international says the upside is that he is able to spend more time with his children.

“The club has given us a programme, so I go in early in the morning, probably around 7am,” he added.

“I do a bit of gym work before the kids wake up. And then at the end of the day, once the kids have gone down, I go in the gym again. Probably do a bike or tread mill, a cardio workout to keep ticking over.

“I’m still ticking over, so I’ll be ready when the time does come that we end up playing again. For me, if there’s any silver lining for this is obviously I spend a lot more time with my kids.

“I’m fortunate enough that I have somebody who comes and prepares food and has it all ready for me. So I all I need to do is literally pop it in the oven. So in that sense, nothing’s changed.

“But of course when you know there’s no game for a month or so you do have the odd chocolate or the odd crisp packet.”

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