Defoe honoured to be mentioned alongside Tottenham great Chivers
Jermain Defoe is honoured to have equalled Martin Chivers' record of 22 European goals for Tottenham. Chivers said "he's earned everything he's done" and would be a deserved record holder - comments that touched the England international.
"It is great to be top with Martin Chivers," Defoe told Press Association Sport.
"It is special because he is a legend at the club, someone I look up to and respect. To be up there is great.
"Someone told me about his comments - the fact he will be so happy for me if I get it.
"I bumped into him the other week after the West Ham game, had a little chat with him, a little bit of banter. He is a really nice guy. I have total respect for him.
"One more goal I will be on the top on my own, and to have someone around you like Martin Chivers is special."
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