Defoe damaged ankle ligaments during Englandâ€™s 3-1 European Championship qualifying win in Switzerland in September and has also suffered groin problems, but now he is anxious to play a major part in Tottenhamâ€™s all-important run-in.
â€śWhen I am scoring goals Iâ€™m at my happiest. I am looking forward to the game and feel I have a big part to play for the club,â€ť he told the Sunday Express. â€śThereâ€™s a top four place to go for and obviously the Champions League.
â€śItâ€™s important for me to stay positive. If your mind goes, you are not right mentally if you get on the pitch.
â€śIf you do come on, itâ€™s important to make an impact. Luckily, being a striker you can. Itâ€™s important for the club to go on a good run from now until the end of the season.
â€śWe need to finish in the top four to make sure weâ€™re in the Champions League again. I believe weâ€™re good enough to do that because we have a massive squad.
â€śI believe that whoever comes in can do a good job. The players at this club are top class.â€ť