Liverpool legend wades in to Paul Merson and Andros Townsend debate

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Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher has had his say on the war of words between former Arsenal man Paul Merson and Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, in his latest column in the Daily Mail.

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The latter two have been embroiled in a public spat in the past week after Merson had questioned in an interview with Sky Sports if the Spurs man warranted a place in the National team due to his form at club level.

Townsend seemed to take offence at those comments and fired back at the pundit on social media after scoring England’s equaliser against Italy in Turin on Tuesday night after coming on as a substitute.

That then prompted the Gunners legend to respond to the tweet in the Daily Star telling the 23-year-old to “win some medals”.

And now fellow TV pundit Carragher has commented on the situation and has echoed Merson’s comments of Townsend needing to win silverware instead of boasting about scoring in an friendly:

“Caps or medals? Whose career would you prefer out of Steve Bruce’s (three league titles, three FA Cups, two European trophies but no England caps) and Gareth Southgate (one League Cup but 57 England caps)”? he wrote in the Daily Mail.

“I enjoyed playing for England, but would I have swapped some of my medals for another 30 or 40 caps? Not a chance!.”

“It isn’t about scoring goals in instantly forgettable friendlies.” he added

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