Tottenham have been one of the Premier league outfits currently in Asia as part of their pre-season preparations. They have been involved in a number of friendlies against South Asian teams. They recently managed a 6-0 demolition of South China. After the match, striker Jermain Defoe said that it was a good outing for the team because it helps them gain a lot of confidence when it comes to attacking ahead of the start of the Premier league season. Defoe is one of the main strikers in the Tottenham squad. Even the anticipated arrival of Roberto Soldado is unlikely to change his importance within the team.
His form has been one of the main reasons for Tottenham finishing in the top five positions over the last few seasons. He has been able to consistently dislodged Emmanuel Adebayor from the starting line-up. The England international scored a hat-trick in the match against South China. He scored 11 goals from 34 league matches last season. Thus, he became only the second best player within the Tottenham squad after Gareth Bale. Defoe has said that he has seen on several occasions that a good goalscoring form in the pre-season is often carried into the season itself.
Hence, he is confident that the club will be able to make a good start.
“In my experience, over the years, when you’re scoring goals they just keep coming, and when you’ve had a good pre-season, you’re scoring goals that lead you into the start of the season. I want to get off to a good start and it’s important in pre-season games that not only me but all the lads feel fit and sharp. It’s important to have that confidence going into the games, you believe that you’re going to score and when you’ve got that belief, good things happen,” said Defoe.