JD raring to go
Jermain Defoe can’t wait to kick-off our US friendly schedule against LA Galaxy, admitting: "I miss playing football."
The striker returned to pre-season training last week and is with the squad in the USA having taken a later summer break after being part of England’s squad in Euro 2012.
We face reigning MLS champions Galaxy at the Home Depot Center at 7.30pm local time this evening, 3.30am UK time.
“When you come back, you look forward to the matches,” he added. “You want to get the training out of the way and start playing.
“You miss playing football - that’s what we do.
"We’ve some big games out in America and that’s where we’ll get our sharpness and fitness, playing against good teams. We’re all looking for to it.”
There will be a familiar face leading the LA attack – Robbie Keane, who ‘JD’ is chasing down in our all-time goalscoring list. Robbie is ninth on 122 goals, Jermain 10th on 118.
“Keano is a legend at Spurs and scored so many goals,” he added. “I’m looking forward to seeing him. It’s a pre-season game but we always want to win. I’m sure they will want to prove a point as well.”
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Here’s the schedule for our US friendlies
LA Galaxy v Spurs – Tuesday, July 24, 7.30pm local time (July 25, 3.30am UK time)
Spurs v Liverpool in Baltimore – Saturday, July 28, 1pm local time (6pm UK)
New York Red Bulls v Spurs – Tuesday, July 31, 7.05pm local time (August 1, 12.05am, UK)
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