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Defoe: Hull a must-win match

Jermain Defoe says Tottenham's clash with Hull this weekend is a "must-win" match as they look to stay in touch at the top of the Premier League.

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Jermain Defoe: Victory vital against Hull

Jermain Defoe: Victory vital against Hull

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Hull arrive having given some of Spurs' title rivals a run for their money already this season, and they will have former Spurs star Tom Huddlestone in the centre of their midfield.

The 26-year-old spent eight seasons at White Hart Lane but chose to leave in the summer in search of first-team football.

"We're all looking forward to seeing him," Defoe said of Huddlestone, who could play Spurs again in Hull's Capital One Cup tie in midweek.

"He was a great player here and is doing well for Hull, pulling strings and stuff. It is going to be a tough game but it is a game we have to win.

"It is important we keep winning football matches. I am looking forward to both games. We're a club that is going places."

Defoe equalled Martin Chivers' Spurs record of 22 goals in Europe when he scored in the 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League on Thursday night.

He is finding it hard to break into boss Andre Villas-Boas' first team in the Premier League but he is proud to match Chivers' mark.

"It is special because he is a legend at the club, someone I look up to and respect. To be up there is great," he said.

"One more goal I will be on the top on my own, and to have someone around you like Martin Chivers is special."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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