The Hawthorns

Next Game

W Brom v Tottenham

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Bramall Lane

Last Game

Sheff Utd 2 - 2 Tottenham

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 19:45

Capital One Cup Semi-Final

Defoe lauds Tottenham squad

Jermain Defoe believes the current crop of Tottenham players is the best he has played with during his time at the club.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 15:14 Post Comment

Jermain Defoe: Believes current Spurs squad is strongest he has played with at t

Jermain Defoe: Believes current Spurs squad is strongest he has played with at t

The 30-year-old striker has spent over seven years at White Hart Lane over two spells.

He has played alongside a number of fellow internationals during that time but he feels Andre Villas-Boas' squad, who are currently third in the Premier League, is full of quality.

"I think it probably is the best squad since I have been here," he said. "As a player I have always said when you are playing with good players it makes it easier. Especially as a forward, you know you are going to get chances in a game to score.

"There are players that could walk into other top teams in the Premier League, but it is great for everyone and keeps you on your toes because you know if you get an opportunity you have to take it.

"We have that winning mentality in training - it is just a good time to be here.

"There are players that can come into the team and do well so there is that competition which is always healthy. It is a great time to be at the club, we are playing with great players and the sky is the limit."

The former West Ham and Portsmouth striker feels the camaraderie between the Spurs players off the pitch is a key factor in their recent success.

"I feel good and have trained for a full week with no problems, so I'm ready to go," he said.

"I was having a joke with Scott Parker yesterday and we were saying sometimes that if you have got a little knock you just need to stay on it and make sure you're fit and ready because if you are out of the squad someone will come in and they will do well, because it is such a good team to play in.

"I have been here for many years now and in my opinion, in terms of team spirit it is the best it has ever been.

"Everyone is buzzing around the training ground and putting the work in. Even the players that are injured are working hard to get back.

"It is the winning mentality that I think we have got now. In games when things aren't going great everyone gets stuck in and just keeps going, it is a good thing to have. It is important to have that I think."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Andy Carroll accuses Brendan Rodgers of lying

Andy Carroll has accused Brendan Rodgers of lying to him when he was trying to force him out of Anfield.

Frank Lampard tells Soccer AM that Jose Mourinho would 'love' him back at Chelsea

Frank Lampard has revealed Jose Mourinho would "love" him to return to Chelsea once his playing career is over.

David de Gea future key to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reiterated his desire to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

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