Defoe missed the game as he was Cup-tied and Redknapp said: "The first text I got on Saturday after the game was from Jermain. He was so pleased and was really buzzing. He told me to tell the boys how fantastic it was.
"He is a good lad and is looking at the long term. He has come here to play and has started well with a few goals, and I'm sure he will be looking to bag a few more by the end of the season."