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Raring to go

Posted on 12 May 2009  - 12:00

Jermain Defoe admits he's gutted the season is coming to an end.

Raring to go

Jermain Defoe admits he's gutted the season is coming to an end.

The livewire striker made his first start since January in Saturday's goalless draw against Everton having been out with a serious foot injury.

But just as he's back and firing on all cylinders again, the final fortnight of the season is upon us with our final home match against City on Saturday and the finale at Anfield on Sunday week, May 24.

"It's a shame for me because I feel so good," said ‘JD' at Spurs Lodge after training on Tuesday. "I've had a long rest but just as I get back into it, the season will be ending.

"I'm trying to be positive and after I've had a break in the summer, I'll come back next season feeling really good, raring to go again and hopefully have a really big season.

"It's the last home game on Saturday and I'm buzzing to be back out there. It would be great to end our home games with a win and to maybe get on the scoresheet again."

JD is aware of City's threat - the likes of Robinho, fit-again Petrov, Ireland and Elano - but he's targeting a win and seventh place in the Premier League.

"City have some good players and on their day, they play some good football, but we're at home and teams find it difficult to come here and get anything.

"The stadium is always full, the fans make it a great atmosphere and we don't give much away these days, so if we play the way we can then there's every chance we can take the three points.

"We're still looking to get seventh, we've got two games left and I think we can still do it. The way we are playing I'm sure we can.

"I thought we could have won last week at Everton, it's a tough place to go but we looked strong without getting the breakthrough.

"I'm looking forward to these next two games and I think we can win them both."