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Townsend opens his heart about gambling addiction

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Andros Townsend is nowadays a Premier League veteran ready to make an impact in the most important moments for Crystal Palace.

Even though he’s an experienced player today, it wasn’t always like that for Townsend.

The youngster was traveling on loan consistently in his younger days.

However, somewhere along the way, the English talent picked up a gambling addiction.

This led him to lose a ton of money.

“I kept checking my phone, placing more bets. I lost £46,000 on a single match, I think I was on about £3,000 a week at the time.

“That was rock bottom for me. Because you feel absolutely empty,” he told Players’ Tribune.

It’s a good lesson for youngsters nowadays to stay focused on football ahead of all other things.

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