Defoe proud of Champions League performances

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Jermain Defoe has spoken of his pride at Tottenham topping Champions League Group A.

Defoe scored twice in the 3-3 draw against FC Twente in Enschede on Tuesday, meaning Spurs finished above Champions League regulars Werder Bremen and current holders Inter Milan.

A point proved to be enough to keep Spurs on top, as Bremen thumped Inter 3-0 in Germany.

Defoe was delighted with how things have gone so far and with his first goals since being injured on international duty in September.

He told the Spurs Official Website, “It’s great to top the group, it’s just what we wanted to do.

“We’ve come a long way as a team and everyone should be proud of themselves.

“We’ve all worked hard to be here in the first place and then to play the games we have, scoring all the goals and to win the group, it’s been brilliant for everyone at the club.”

Defoe did admit it was frustrating not to end things with a win, especially having taken the lead three times.

“It was one of those games with ups and downs. We scored, thought we’d win the game, but then they’d hit back.

“We managed to score, but it was frustrating how we conceded the three goals. The manager wan’t happy with that. But we;ve topped the group and everyone’s delighted.”

Defoe also spoke of his happiness at being back to fitness after a lengthy lay-off, scoring a brace in the second half.

“I feel great. I’m getting stronger and stronger with each game and it’s important to get that match fitness and sharpness back.”

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