Spurs coach has full faith in Defoe

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Jermain Defoe should start for England in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Croatia, according to Spurs coach Joe Jordan.

The Tottenham striker has scored five goals in his last three internationals and Jordan believes Defoe has done enough to prove he warrants a starting berth.

“I think he deserves a start. He can’t do any more. The goals he has scored for club and country are fantastic,” Jordan told Sky Sports News.

“I think we are playing some good football (at Tottenham) and he is part of that.”

“He has come back and his mind is set. In my opinion, there has never been any doubt that Jermain will score goals. He has scored goals all of his career,” added Jordan.

“He has come back and he is physically strong. There is more to his game than just popping the ball in the net, which he has done on a regular basis.

“He has shown that he has got more to offer the team. He has shown that for Spurs and, if he is given a chance for England, he will show that as well.

“The fact that he has scored goals has given him the confidence, which any player needs.

“As long as he stays free of any little injury and gets the continuity of games, he will continue scoring goals.”

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