Former striker believes ‘unbelievable’ Spurs squad should have won more trophies

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There are very few strikers who are as popular among the Spurs faithful as Jermain Defoe.

The England striker spent over nine seasons at the club in two different spells and notched up 143 goals for Tottenham in all competitions for the North London side (Wikipedia).

However, despite the success he had in front of goal, he only has the solitary League Cup win in 2008 to show for his efforts whilst at the club.

In fact, that medal is the only one that the 37-year-old has won in his whole career to date (transfermarkt).

The former Spurs man is naturally excited about the prospect of lining up for Rangers in the Scottish Cup final against Celtic at Hampden next month.

While Defoe admitted that winning the cup would be a dream come true, he cited the example of the Tottenham teams he played in to point out how having good players doesn’t always guarantee trophies.

He insisted that the Spurs teams he was part of were capable of winning many more trophies than they did.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Defoe said, “If we win (the Scottish Cup final) it would be up there with anything I have achieved.

“I do believe we had the quality of player to win so much more at Tottenham but it just didn’t happen for us,’ he continued.

‘We had an unbelievable squad but we got one League Cup.

“Just because you have one of the best squads in the league doesn’t guarantee you success. You need to perform, yes, but also have the character to get over the line.. That’s the position we are in now.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While Defoe did play in some talented teams, the most Spurs could have done during his time at the club was win a couple more domestic cup competitions as we simply were not good enough to challenge for major honours. The best team that Defoe played in was probably during the 2011/12 season where although we were competing at the top end of the table, we ended up well short in the end.

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