Defoe happy with lone role at Spurs

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is happy to play as their lone attacker. Defoe says he has no problems playing on his own in the Tottenham attack.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is happy to play as their lone attacker.

Defoe says he has no problems playing on his own in the Tottenham attack.

He said: "I have been playing the lone striker and I have enjoyed it. When you have good players and good midfielders behind you it is not a problem.

"Your movement has got to be good and when you get a chance you have got to take it. You have to be patient. You don't get as many touches in the game compared to if you were playing a 4-4-2. You cannot drop too deep as there will be no-one up front and you have to come alive at the right times.

"A new manager comes in with different ideas and a different formation. It is a different way of playing and we have got a new system. It will take time and a lot of the boys have not played that before. I'm sure it will be fine."

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