Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he feels sorry for Jermain Defoe.
The Spurs striker has found himself on the bench in recent matches behind Emmanuel Adebayor and Rafael van der Vaart. The Dutchman scored a brace against Blackburn last time out which will make it hard for Redknapp to change his striking options for the visit of QPR on Sunday.
“I feel for Jermain at the moment,” Redknapp said at a press conference.
“It’s almost unfair that he’s not in the team but there is nothing we can do about that.
“He has been in magnificent form and he can’t get in my team at the moment.
“He was almost unplayable in training this week, but Rafa has scored five in the last four.
“Jermain is a sensible lad. I am sure he will look at it and he will see how well Rafa is playing and Adebayor too.
“If you look at Rafa’s goalscoring record it’s incredible. He is just a great finisher. He is cool in front of goal and when the chances come he makes it look so easy. His two goals last week were world class.”
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