Jermain Defoe Unhappy With Lack Of First Team Football At Tottenham

by Punter's Hero on March 8, 2011

in Football, Latest News

Jermain Defoe Unhappy With Lack Of First Team Football At Tottenham

Jermain Defoe has told reporters that he considered quitting Spurs in January after growing frustrated with the lack of first team football.

‘You start to think: “What am I doing here?” I’m used to playing in big games. I’ve played in big games for my clubs and for my country. It’ll be a tough game. I hope I’m playing and if I can score and we win the game then it’ll be great. But I remember playing against Charlton and scoring two goals (in a 3-0 FA Cup win in January), then the next weekend I missed out.

‘I was upset about that because once I start scoring I’m confident and I have the feeling I know I’ll score in the next game. We played Manchester United and I thought, “I’m playing”, but I didn’t start.’

Defoe was frustrated when he sat on the bench during the win against AC Milan. ‘It was hard, because it was a big game,’ he said. ‘I was looking forward to this season, especially when you feel like you contributed last season, finishing fourth and scoring a lot of goals.

‘When you eventually get there you want to be playing, because you worked hard to get the club there in the first place.

‘The way the manager’s gone this season, we’ve gone one up front with someone just behind. It’s difficult. I missed all the group games when I was injured, so you’ve just got to watch the lads do well.’


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