Alexander Lacazette has been likened to former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe by Joe Cole. The comparison is unlikely to go down well with Tottenham fans due to the legend status that Defoe enjoys at the club.
“He reminds me a lot of Jermain Defoe. He can wriggle, he can turn on a sixpence. He’s on the floor and he’s still hitting the target.”
Even though Lacazette had a good season last year, any comparisons to Defoe will likely be ridiculed by Spurs fans because Defoe was a consistent Premier League goalscorer throughout his time in the country. He won the 2004 Spurs Player of the Year award and formed a famous ‘little and large’ partnership with Peter Crouch (The News).
Defoe scored 143 goals for Tottenham Hotspur across two different spells, 363 matches, and 11 seasons (Wikipedia). Meanwhile, Lacazette has scored 37 goals for Arsenal in 89 games, across three seasons (Wikipedia).
Spurs Web Opinion
Lacazette has all the potential to be a world-class striker. However, the comparison to Defoe is laughable considering the number of goals the prolific ex-England international scored in his Premier League career. Defoe consistently scored goals for Portsmouth and Bournemouth, as well as Spurs, which shows that even at the twilight of his Premier League career he was a great finisher.
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