New Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is determined to prove he was worth the transfer outlay and fire Sunderland to safety – starting at former club Tottenham this weekend – the Daily
Defoe’s move back to the Premier League was finalised in time for him to be available for selection on Saturday as the Black Cats travel to White Hart Lane.
The striker had been training with Spurs’ U21 squad to maintain his fitness in the MLS off season and while a transfer was completed.
Poyet has confirmed the 32-year-old will be involved in some capacity against his former club with his new boss debating whether to hand him his first start already.
And Defoe has vowed to bring goals to Sunderland’s shot-shy side while hoping to continue his record of scoring on every debut.
He said: “I just want to get those boots on and start scoring goals again.
“The experience of having played in the Premier League for a number of years will help me.
“As a forward, you are judged on scoring goals and when you have set high standards over your career, people expect goals.”
“I believe if I get the chances, I will score goals.”
Sunderland have scored just 18 league goals from 21 games so far this season and are hoping the England international will be their remedy – Defoe currently sits 14th in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts with 120 goals.
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