Former Tottenham striker Mido has taken to Twitter to engage in some banter with Jermain Defoe after the former England international was asked to name his best striker partner during an interview with Sky Sports’, The Football Show.
Defoe has played for some stellar names over the course of his career, not just for Spurs but also for England.
Among the first players which he forged a formidable partnership with at Spurs was Mido, who arrived in North London from Roma in January 2005.
Mido and Defoe quickly struck up an understanding under the leadership of Martin Jol with the England star benefitting from the Egyptian’s physical presence as a target man.
However, Mido eventually fell out of favour at Spurs and was sold to Middlesbrough in the summer of 2017.
Defoe unsurprisingly picked out Peter Crouch as his favourite partner although he gave honourable mentions to Wayne Rooney and Paolo Di Canio who he played with for England and West Ham respectively.
Mido took to social media to post a cheeky response to his former Spurs teammate:
I’m shocked @IAmJermainDefoe I thought Im the best striker u ever played with.. 😂😂😂shame about n you 😀
— Mido (@midoahm) April 20, 2020
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While Mido was obviously joking here, I actually thought he and Defoe were quite a potent pairing whenever they played together for Spurs. The Egyptian was extremely underrated as although he wasn’t a great goalscorer, he was one of the best target men I’ve seen play for us in recent times.
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