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Food is my biggest problem off season reveals Townsend


Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has described junk food consumption as his biggest problem adding however that he only lets go during off season.

Townsend further revealed that it so bad with fast food that settling for two McDonalds meals in one sitting at times looks normal.

The former Spurs ace however insisted that he is very strict with his eating habits during the regular season, but lets standards slip during the off-season.

The 29-year-old also admitted that he spends a week detoxing from unhealthy foods before every pre-season campaign.

Townsend told talkSPORT: ‘Food is my Kryptonite. I’m so strict during the season that when the season’s over – (I) just (eat) anything around me and that’s why I need that week before we go back to get back into shape, eat clean and start working again.

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend cant do without fast food

‘(I go) straight to McDonalds. Two McChicken sandwiches, two fries and two drinks. Just a takeaway drive-thru then eat it at home.’

Townsend is currently enjoying a shorter-than-usual summer break before the 2019/20 Premier League season kicks off again on September 12.

The former Newcastle winger , who is closing in on 150 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles, scored one Premier League goal last season in 25 appearances  his lowest goal tally in eight years.

Townsend also has 13 caps and three goals for England, but has not been picked for his country in four years.

The Palace man started his career at fellow London side Tottenham Hotspur and had eight loan spells in the Football League before joining Newcastle United in 2015. He moved to south London a year later after just 13 matches for the Magpies.

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Crystal Palace plan to return for pre-season training at least a week before kickoff date to bring their players up to speed for the challenges ahead.

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