Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Jermain Defoe returned to White Hart Lane on Tuesday night then saw his former team respond to a half-time rollicking from Harry Redknapp to move within sight of a second Wembley appearance in 12 months.
Defoe milked the applause of the White Hart Lane faithful and admitted, on his return to Tottenham, that he never wanted to leave. Defoe was introduced to the crowd before last night's 4-1 win over Burnley and was taken aback by the response.
"It's great to be back," he said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge. It's hard to put it in words – it's brilliant. I had been looking forward to it all day.
"A number of things made me return. Obviously everyone knows the manager was a major factor; my family still live in London and the fans were a factor, too – you can tell by the reception I got.
"I never wanted to leave, but as a professional there comes a time when you think you need to move on. I did, in order to improve my England career. But I didn't want to go in the first place."

1 comment:

Etienne Camilleri said...

interesanti issieb xi haga fuq li spurs min malta .Welcome back Keano & Defoe