“It was a like a dream, brilliant. The lads can’t believe it”

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Jermain Defoe has described his five-goal haul against Wigan Athletic as “like a dream.”

The Spurs striker was in dazzling form as Spurs crushed Wigan 9-1 at White Hart Lane, with Peter Crouch, Aaron Lennon, Niko Kranjcar and David Bentley bagging the others.

“The most important thing was to win the game, to win 9-1 was brilliant and to score five goals was fantastic,” Defoe told the club’s official site.

“It was a like a dream, brilliant. The lads can’t believe it. The finishing – look at Niko’s finish and David Bentley’s free-kick. All the goals were unbelievable.

“We put them under a lot of pressure in that first 20 minutes and it was a good team effort. I had a couple of shots that were saved well in that first half and Keano said at half-time that a second goal would kill them off.

“We won the game in midfield. The lads were fantastic – we knew we’d get chances.

“The hat-trick goal probably meant the most. Azza got down the line, cut back a great ball and I got across the defender to finish it off. The feeling when you get the third is brilliant.

“It’s important for me to keep my head, go back into training and look ahead to the next game.”

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