Defoe: Spurs fans convinced me to stay

Jermain Defoe says Tottenham's fans have convinced him about staying at White Hart Lane.

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Defoe, who struck a brace in the UEFA Cup during the week, said: "There has been a lot of things said during the summer over whether I am going to go.

"When the fans are like that with me I do not want to go anywhere."

Defoe was not even on the bench against Arsenal last Saturday and boss Martin Jol could not guarantee him a place in the starting XI against Bolton on Sunday.

"I said to myself I have got nothing to prove, but it has been difficult and I have just kept my head up and worked hard in training," said Defoe.

"In a way I think I am stronger now and I always said if I am given a chance I will try my best."

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