The Spurs forward insists that he is "not a selfish player" and would be just as happy helping his colleague to the top of the goal charts as he would doing it himself
The striker is yet to start under new manager Andre Villas-Boas since making his £5 million move from Manchester City, thanks to a lack of match fitness at the start of the season, quickly followed by a hamstring injury in September that has kept the former Arsenal man on the sidelines.
But the 28-year-old expressed his excitement about when he returns by vowing to help Defoe net more goals.
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"As for Jermain, I have huge respect for him and he knows this already. I've told him that if I can come back and make him the top goalscorer in the League then I'm happy to do that. It would be my pleasure to help him score more goals.
"I am not a selfish player, I want to share and hopefully he will be the man who will score to give us victory over [Aston] Villa.
"The club are happy having me and I'm happy playing alongside top players like Jermain, who is on fire at the moment, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey, who is an unbelievable player."
The Togo striker spent last season on loan at White Hart Lane, scoring 17 goals and assisting a further 11.