Jermain Defoe has been speaking about his future at Spurs and concedes that while he doesn’t want to leave, he is concerned about the amount of playing time that he is getting at White Hart Lane.
JD was kept on the bench for much of the season behind Harry’s preferred pairing of Emmanuel Adebayor and Rafael van der Vaart and whether Ade stays or Spurs bring in a new striker, Defoe’s situation is unlikely to improve in 2012-13.
“It is a difficult one. I have never said I want to leave the club, all I have just said is I want to play,” Defoe said.
“As a forward you just want to get some sort of rhythm and a run in the team. That wasn’t the case towards the end of the season.
“I am going to concentrate on England and go to the Euros, then see what happens.
“The most important thing for me is scoring goals and that is when I am at my happiest.”
The fact that Jermain is in that England squad could possibly have some bearing on his decision. In January he feared that his position at Spurs would keep him out of the Euros but having been named in the squad, could he prefer to stay on at the Lane for now at least?