Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was left "speechless" by home fans during their Europa League win over Dnipro.

The 31-year-old has signed for Major League Soccer franchise Toronto FC and, due to a hamstring injury, was unable to take his place in the Spurs squad for their Europa League round-of-32 second leg against Dnipro.

But Defoe, who has spent nine years at Tottenham over the course of two spells, emerged at half-time to leave the fans with a departing message.

"I'm just speechless," he said following a rousing reception.

"I remember it like it was yesterday when I walked on to the pitch and signed. Even before I kicked a ball, the reception was fantastic. It's something I will never forget. I will cherish and appreciate that.

"I'm going to miss this place. It's been a part of my life and for my family. It's a special place."

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