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Tottenham ace Defoe hoping for injury-free 2011

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is desperate for an injury-free 2011.

Defoe has only started five league games for the club following his lengthy absence with an ankle ligament problem he sustained for England back in September.

He said: "It has been a stop start season for me. I don't think I have had a season like this when I have missed so many games.

"I didn't have a pre-season because of the summer [World Cup]. I got back from injury and then got suspended.

"I don't feel I should have got sent off - it was an accident. I had my eye on the ball the whole time.

"When you have been injured you come back buzzing, but then I got sent off and it was hard to take. I stayed positive and it was a chance for me to do some more work in the gym and get stronger."

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