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Defoe on the double

Posted on 30 October 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Jermain Defoe received a few words of wisdom from a former great exponent of the art of goalscoring before returning to the scoresheet against Bolton on Wednesday.


Without a goal for four games, the brilliant striker looked back to his best with a Carling Cup double strike at the Reebok Stadium.


While Jermain was not overly concerned about his mini-drought, the words of Clive Allen proved to be pretty accurate when the pair spoke ahead of the game.


"You just keep doing what you do," said Jermain. "I spoke to Clive about it during the week and he said 'you know, once you get one, you'll get two and go on from there'.


"You've got to keep trying to do the same things, keep getting into positions and keep hitting the target.


"You don't let it get you down, although you want a goal so badly. You just keep doing your stuff and it will happen for you.


"Like against Bolton, I didn't think the first one was going to go in - it looked wide of the post and then crept in."


Jermain now hopes to add to his goalscoring account when we travel to Craven Cottage this afternoon for a game he describes as vital to take points from in order to remain in the top half of the table.


"It is a massive game and, being not far away, hopefully we will have a lot of fans there getting behind us. If we can get three points it will be great.


"Fulham are struggling a little bit but it will be a difficult game. We need the points though because it is amazing how quickly you can get sucked into the bottom half of the table. With the squad we've got we should be in the top half, it is important."