Defoe set for bench spot yet again for QPR visit


Jermain Defoe - Tottenham Hotspur Football News

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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  1. I would so prefer to see VDV on the bench with Ade and Defoe in a 4-4-2 for once. Defoe has scored 5 times and VDV 6. If we look at time on pitch Defoe has scored more in this season for minutes playing…

  2. Yeah. Defoe has improved in his finishing. But if doesn't get a good run of games he might lose that. He was doing well when VDV was out injured. Past 2 games Ade was not very impressive. But i guess Harry would never ever start without him.


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