After spending much of last season complaining about a lack of first team action, it seems that Jermain Defoe is set for a long run in the Spurs side as part of a new striking partnership with Emmanuel Adebayor.

The departures of Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch have reduced competition up front for the time being at least and JD is looking forward to the rest of the campaign with his new strike partner.

“I’m really looking forward to playing with Emmanuel,” said Jermain on the club’s official website. “When there was speculation I was thinking ‘please make it happen’ because he’s a great player.

“He can do everything. He’s strong, can head it, great finisher. That freed me up a bit as well. I could drop deep, get on the ball and look to beat players as he stayed high up the pitch.”

Turning to his own form, JD added:

“I’ve had a good pre-season and that sets you up for the season. I feel great, really sharp. I’ll keep going, keep working and I know I’ll get my goals.”

Before the campaign began, Harry Redknapp said that he was looking for a ‘special season’ from Defoe and maybe after the poor return last time around, the player can still find the goal scoring form of two seasons ago alongside our new loan star.



  1. He does look good but what do we do when VdV comes back? 4-4-2 with VdV replacing Lennon?
    Lennon hasn’t really impressed lately and might offer more as an impact player after the first hour when legs are starting to tire.

    If Lennon keeps his place you have to think (hope) that VdV would replace Defoe and not Parker/Sandro.
    It’s having a holding mid (or two) that gives the attacking mids confidence to move forward. We seen what having 2 attacking mids in a 4-4-2 does in the first 2 games.


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