Search

Spurs boss hails star man after impressive start to the season

10:32 03 October 2012

Jermain Defoe has enjoyed a good run of form for Spurs. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Jermain Defoe has enjoyed a good run of form for Spurs. Photo credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been very impressed with striker Jermain Defoe after his first 10 games in charge.

The Portuguese boss has backed the England international and has been repaid after Defoe scored six goals in 10 games.

The big difference has been that the 29-year-old has been given regular football, something he was not given under predecessor Harry Redknapp.

“At the moment, we are extremely happy with what [Defoe] is doing. And I am sure that is having an impact on the way he feels about himself.

“He scored so many goals last season from an interrupted sequence of games. He has performed so well for this club and you have to respect the fact he keeps on motivating himself to show that.

“Now he is getting confidence from being given games from the start. He has been excellent.

“His desire and his motivation are there and his movements are fantastic. I think he will continue.

“He has been creating so much and has been immense for the team. We have to be very grateful for what he has been doing for the team. I think he is enjoying every moment of it.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:25
Craig Gourlay hit 75 not out for Highgate as they triumphed against Harrow Town

Craig Gourlay smashed an unbeaten 75 from just 32 balls to complete a thrilling run-chase as Highgate beat Harrow Town to stretch their lead at the top of the table.

DeAndre Yedlin

Mauricio Pochettino has challenged DeAndre Yedlin to prove he is ready to be a Premier League player after the USA international joined up with the Tottenham squad in Denver.

Calum Chambers of Arsenal  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists defender Calum Chambers will not leave the club on loan this summer.

Yesterday, 13:06
Arsenal's Chuba Akpom (right) and Lyon's Mehdi Zeffane battle for the ball during the Emirates Cup

Teenage striker Chuba Akpom wants to battle for a place in the Arsenal side this season rather than go out again on loan.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder