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Posted on 2 July 2010  - 12:00

Jermain Defoe says he can't wait for next season.

Fast forward

Jermain Defoe says he can't wait for next season.

The striker only returned from World Cup action with England on Monday.

He provided a rare highlight in South Africa by scoring the winning goal against Slovenia to ensure England's progress into the knockout stages.

Jermain played again as the Three Lions were eliminated from the tournament 4-1 by Germany in the last 16 on Sunday.

Speaking on his return, Jermain's focus had quickly turned to 2010-11, getting back into pre-season training, competing in the Champions League and facing City at the Lane on the first weekend of the season.

"It's crazy," smiled Jermain. "I said to Ledley and Crouchy on the plane that the first game in the Premier League is really only just around the corner.

"You always look at the next game and the next important game is City on the opening weekend. We're all looking forward to it.

"I can't wait to get back for pre-season and see all the lads again. I always get that buzz. You go on holiday but I'm always ready to come back.

"To be honest, after a couple of weeks, I want to get back to playing football."