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Portsmouth striker Defoe fancies Golden Boot award

Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe has targeted the Golden Boot award this season as his ambition. The former Spurs ace has seven Premier League goals to his name this term, but that still leaves him six behind front-running Nicolas Anelka.

"It's only normal to want to win the Golden Boot, I think most strikers do," the 26 year old said in the Sun.

"When I go home after a game I always look at the top scorers chart on TV and see where I am and who I am in competition with.

"I know how many goals I have got and I think I need a couple more to go second behind Anelka. I always know exactly where I am in the chart and most of the other boys do as well.

"There is a lot of competition among the English lads this season because Bent is doing well and Crouchie keeps telling me he is on the same number of goals as me.

"Michael has been injured but has still scored goals so it would be nice to get a bit of distance between us.

"Every forward wants to score goals and if I score it is good for the team but the most important thing is us finishing high in the league."

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