Arsenal legend Wright says Tottenham's Defoe deserves England chance

Arsenal legend Ian Wright was full of praise for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe after England's win over Moldova.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright was full of praise for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe after England's win over Moldova.

Wright wrote in The Sun: "He scored one and could — and probably should — have scored more. But he has rarely let his country down and did not again last night.

"Jermain is an excellent finisher and though last night was his 50th cap, he is still trying to nail down a regular place in the team.

"Whenever England make changes, he has always seemed to be one of the players to make way. That has not helped him.

"When you are a striker you want and need to play in every game to maintain your sharpness and confidence. Having been a regular starter for Tottenham this season, Jermain looked up for the game.

"He worked hard and always looked to bring others into play.

"He could have been more clinical but he got his goal and will be hoping that is enough to retain his place in the team against Ukraine."

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