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My dream - JD

Posted on 23 November 2009  - 12:00

Jermain Defoe clutched the matchball after his five-star show against Wigan and admitted: "It was like a dream."

My dream - JD

Jermain Defoe clutched the matchball after his five-star show against Wigan and admitted: "It was like a dream."

The striker lit up the Lane with his lethal finishing in the incredible 9-1 win against the Latics in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

He became only the third player to net five goals in a game in the Premier League after Andy Cole and Alan Shearer and the first to bag five in a half.

And he's only the fourth Spur to achieve the five-goal feat after Ted Harper (1930), Alf Stokes (1957) and Les Allen (1960).

JD was joined on the scoresheet by Peter Crouch, Aaron Lennon, Niko Kranjcar and David Bentley in a day few fans will ever forget.

"The most important thing was to win the game, to win 9-1 was brilliant and to score five goals was fantastic," beamed JD afterwards.

"It was a like a dream, brilliant. The lads can't believe it. The finishing - look at Niko's finish and David Bentley's free-kick. All the goals were unbelievable.

"We put them under a lot of pressure in that first 20 minutes and it was a good team effort. I had a couple of shots that were saved well in that first half and Keano said at half-time that a second goal would kill them off.

"We won the game in midfield. The lads were fantastic - we knew we'd get chances.

"The hat-trick goal probably meant the most. Azza got down the line, cut back a great ball and I got across the defender to finish it off. The feeling when you get the third is brilliant.

"It's important for me to keep my head, go back into training and look ahead to the next game."