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Jermain seeks repeat

Posted on 18 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 is hoping for a repeat performance when he lines up against Portsmouth at Fratton Park tonight.


The England international took just 13 minutes of his Spurs debut to give us the lead against Pompey back in February at the Lane. It set the tone for a topsy-turvy afternoon of football that finished 4-3 in our favour with Robbie Keane netting two and Gus Poyet the other.


It is a happy memories for the nifty striker and he is seeking more of the same.


"If I can do that again it will be great," said Jermain, who expects Pompey to come quickly out of the blocks on the night. "It is going to be a tough game, it is always difficult at Portsmouth because the fans are close to the pitch and the atmosphere is good.


"The way they play as well, Harry sends them out and they just for it to try and get the three points.


"I think with the way we are playing the lads are confident that we can go there and get a result.


"To be honest, I think it will be good for us if they come flying at us - which they will do because they are at home. Hopefully there will be space for whoever starts - me, Robbie or Fredi - to get chances. It will be great for the forwards."


Jermain, along with Fredi Kanoute and Michael Carrick will be coming up against former boss Harry Redknapp and, like the other two, he only has good things to say about the Portsmouth manager.


"He is such a good manager. When I worked with him at West Ham I was really young but I could tell he is a great manager who loves his football. He is doing so well again.


"The game will be difficult, but we can get a result."