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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

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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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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