“There are some big games coming up,” Defoe told the Spurs website.
“I’ve always said the first five or six games are so important. You want to get off to a good start, set your stall out and show all the teams that you mean business.
“It’s important that we get off to a good start and on a personal note, as a forward, you want to get a few goals as quickly as possible and take it from there.
“In my experience, if you score a few goals in the first few games, it sets you up for the rest of the season.”