Defoe is currently enduring his worst season at White Hart Lane.
But he revealed: "I sat down with Les and had a little chat with him. He knows me well.
"He said he'd been through bad patches in his career before and sometimes if you want something bad it never comes. He said to me: 'Just keep going, play the game, try not to think about it and it will come. Just be Jermain Defoe'."