After a couple of gloomy weeks, it was to be expected that Jermain Defoe’s three goals in his last two games would attract a raft of praise amidst suggestions that the striker should be first choice to partner Adebayor on any Tottenham team sheet.
Some have said that Defoe is the most natural finisher in the club and the comments received from team mate Rafael van der Vaart just serve to sum up the plaudits he’s been receiving.
“He’s one of the best finishers here in England and he’s showed that over many years,” said Rafa. “We needed him, and the first goal was something special.”
Manager Harry Redknapp however was typically candid over the player’s chances of starting this weekend.
“You know Louis Saha has been scoring goals as well, he has been coming in and scored. We’ll have to wait and see.”
Is the choice for Saturday a difficult one or is it a little more clear cut after the last two games?