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Jermain's Sunday Spur

Posted on 6 February 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 admitted that his only doubt when the surprise call came on Sunday evening to tell him that a transfer had been agreed between West Ham and Spurs was that the deal would not be concluded on time.

The 21-year-old explained that he was at home when he took the call with news of the development that would change the course of his career and offer him a route back into Premiership football.

It was a whirlwind 24 hours for the striker, who said it is difficult to explain the gamut of emotions that come with a big move - particularly one that happens on the brink of a window deadline.

"It is hard to put into words really because I was just sitting there on Sunday night and got the call," he revealed. "I couldn't believe it, I thought 'cor, this is last minute' and you always think the worst worrying it won't go through.

"I really wanted it to happen and I am delighted.

"I think it was about ten to five on Monday when I actually signed so it was a bit last minute. I'm glad that it's all sorted out and here I am.

"It is a good opportunity for me to be back in the Premiership, it is where I want to be and I am looking forward to the challenge."

With Bobby Zamora switching to Upton Park, both Hammers boss Alan Pardew and David Pleat stated that both sides are happy with the deal - a fact that pleases Jermain, who makes no secret of his fondness for his former club.

"Definitely, I love everyone there and the fans have been great to me. I hope they do well, they have a young side there now and have a good chance. It is a good deal for both clubs.

"I am just looking forward to it here now, I want to get out there and get on with it."

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