Defoe relishing Tottenham attacking force

Jermain Defoe has hailed the attacking power of his Tottenham Hotspur teammates after Andre Villas-Boas’ side confirmed qualification for the next round of the Europa League, the Daily Mail has reported.

Defoe was on target in Spurs’ 3-1 win over Panathinaikos at White Hart Lane, scoring the clinching third goal after Emmanuel Adebayor had put Tottenham ahead. Panathinaikos equalised but a Clint Dempsey effort was turned in by the Greek side’s goalkeeper before Aaron Lennon set up Defoe, who sealed the game with less than 10 minutes to play.

The goal was Defoe’s 15th in 26 games this season for club and country, but the England international stressed he is not the only offensive weapon on which Villas-Boas can call. “When you play with good players they will always create chances for the forwards to score,” Defoe said, while Villas-Boas added: “We’ve been scoring lots of goals. We have goals in ourselves and excellent people assisting and scoring.

Tottenham are currently fourth in the Premier League, level on points with the side directly above, Chelsea, and also the side directly below, West Bromwich Albion. Spurs trail Chelsea on goal difference but lead West Brom on goals scored, while Tottenham’s opponents on Sunday, Everton, are three points adrift of the trio.

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