Defoe, who scored twice on Wednesday evening as Spurs defeated League One side Stevenage in the FA Cup, played just over half an hour of England’s match with the Black Stars but has not worn the England shirt since. In total, Defoe has 46 caps for England, finding the net 15 times since his international debut against Sweden in March 2004. Defoe’s first international goal came in September of that year as England defeated Poland 2-1 in Katowice.
Redknapp’s comments come at a time when the Spurs manager himself has been linked to the vacant England managerial post by the Independent, amongst other sources. The former Portsmouth boss is regarded as the favourite for the post according to the Independent, but the FA are delaying approaching their preferred candidate until the end of the season.
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