The Spurs man had a feeling he'd finish the international season on a high...Jermain Defoe bagged a brace of goals in yesterday evening's 6-0 stroll for England against Andorra at Wembley, and the Tottenham Hotpsur man claims that he knew that he was destined to end his campaign on a high note.
Defoe came into the action as a half-time as a substitute for Wayne Rooney, and scored goals in the 73rd minute and 74th minutes, and his sharpness was impressive despite the modest nature of the opposition.
"I felt sharp in training all week. Stuart Pearce (England assistant coach) told me to get warmed up five minutes before half-time and when he said that, I knew I had to be going on for the second half and I felt good," the striker told Spurs' official website.
"I remember playing Andorra at Old Trafford a couple of years ago and the way they set up with 10 men behind the ball means you can't really get the ball in to feet.
"They are difficult to play against in that respect but I knew we'd get loads of crosses into the box and I knew if I was always in there I'd get my chances.
"I should have scored three! I thought about tapping Crouchy's [Peter Crouch] in but thought I'd be given offside - to be fair, he's my mate as well!"Defoe missed 11 weeks of Tottenham's season, breaking his foot after his January switch from Portsmouth, and was delighted to have put that disappointment behind him as he rediscovered his international goalscoring touch.
When I scored I thought about what I'd gone through with the injuries and so to finish off like that was good for me," he added.
"I missed a lot of the season and that's been difficult because I've never really been injured before," he explained.
Zack Wilson, Goal.com