Defoe targets good run

Jermain Defoe is keen to help Tottenham Hotspur forget about the loss to Arsenal and return to winning ways against West Ham United, although he is expecting a tough game.

Last Updated: 25/11/12 at 11:58 Post Comment

Jermain Defoe: Determined to pick up a win against former club West Ham

Jermain Defoe: Determined to pick up a win against former club West Ham

Spurs took the lead in last weekend's North London derby but Emmanuel Adebayor was then shown a straight red card and the Gunners came back to triumph 5-2.

A goalless draw with Lazio in the Europa League helped Tottenham move on from the painful defeat and Defoe is now looking ahead to Sunday's clash with the Hammers.

He said: "Lazio was a decent point. When you come to grounds like the Olympic Stadium it's always difficult. The pitch wasn't the best."

"All the lads just want to forget about the Arsenal game now. I know it's easy for me to say this now but I honestly think that if Ade hadn't got sent off it would have been totally different."

Defoe spent time with West Ham at the start of his career and has been impressed by the way they have played this season, but he feels it is vital for Spurs to claim victory.

He said: "The way West Ham are playing is effective, so it's going to be a difficult game. Andy Carroll has been brilliant - he has worked hard and deserved a goal.

"West Ham work hard, they're honest and the way they play is effective. It's a must-win game for us and we need the three points then hopefully after that we can go on a good run."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling will not resume Liverpool contract talks until the summer

Raheem Sterling has confirmed that he will not resume talks over a new contract with Liverpool until the summer.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane wants to play for England U21s at European Championship says Roy Hodgson

Harry Kane wants to "finish the job" and go to the European U21 Championship this summer, according to Roy Hodgson.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila keen on new loan for Jason Denayer

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will try to persuade Jason Denayer and Manchester City to extend the centre-back's loan.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company