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."