Jermain Defoe has often struggled to cement his place in the Tottenham starting line-up during his two spells with the club, but the striker has highlighted his importance to the team this season after a sensational run of form.
Already with 10 goals to his name and leading the Spurs’ strike-force under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, Defoe looks critical to the club’s hopes of getting themselves back into that all important top-four, upsetting the Unibet Premier League odds and securing Champions League football in the process.
Laughing off suggestions that Defoe could be set to link up with former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp at QPR, current manager Villas-Boas made it clear the England striker was one of Europe’s finest finishers, comparing him with Atletico Madrid’s Falcao who the coach worked with at Porto.
“I certainly put Jermain alongside Falcao in terms of finishing ability,” insisted Villas-Boas.
“His hunger for goal is extreme. That makes things easier for you to work with because you don’t have to teach a lot.” Continue reading