SPURFECT FOR ME! Defoe fired up by Adebayor signing
JERMAIN DEFOE believes he and Emmanuel Adebayor can be the solution to Tottenham’s goalscoring problems.
Spurs’ poor scoring record last season cost them a place in this year’s Champions League, with Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Peter Crouch finding the net just 18 times.
Boss Harry Redknapp tried to remedy that problem by replacing Crouch with Adebayor – and the move paid immediate dividends when the Togolese marksman scored on his debut in Spurs’ 2-0 win at Wolves on Saturday.
Defoe, who netted just four Premier League goals last term, was also on the scoresheet at Molineux.
And he hopes he can build up a good relationship with Adebayor to help him keep scoring.
“He’s brilliant. I was looking forward to playing with him even before he came,” said Defoe.
“There was a lot of speculation that he was coming and I just thought, ‘ Please let it happen’ because he’s a great player.
“He’s quick, he can head it, he’s strong and he’s a good finisher – he can do everything.
“Him being there freed me up a bit because it allowed me to drop deep, get on the ball and beat players.”
Defoe had to wait until March to score his first league goal of the last campaign after being dogged by loss of form and fitness.
But he reckons this season will be a different story.
“I’ve a had a good preseason. Last year I didn’t get one so that made it very difficult,” added Defoe.
“If you put in the work in pre-season you’ll have a