Jermain Defoe joined an elite band of Spurs players with his 100th goal for the club in the 2-2 draw with West Brom at the weekend. Despite a poor season, Defoe insists he is fit and sharp and looking to keep adding to his tally.
Defoe said: “It was a relief to get to 100. It has been on my mind a lot to be honest. I wanted to do it in the West Ham game, I had a t-shirt printed and ready to go but I missed a couple of chances.
“Now the shirt’s in the boot. There wasn’t any point in having it. You get booked if you take your shirt off now.”
It was also Jermain’s 100th in the Premier League and he revealed that Les Ferdinand was his inspiration on Saturday.
“I sat down with Les and had a little chat with him. He knows me well. He said he’d been through bad patches in his career before and sometimes if you want something bad it never comes. He said to me: ‘Just keep going, play the game, try not to think about it and it will come. Just be Jermain Defoe’.”
JD is now targeting Les’ figure of 149 Premiership goals, but whether he’ll get many more in a Spurs shirt remains to be seen.