It was Defoeâs first goal since Boxing Day, his 15th of the season and took him level with Alan Gilzean on 133 goals in seventh on Spurs' all-time goalscoring list.
âIt was fantastic for him,â AVB told the club's website. âHeâs been waiting for that goal for some time.
âHe has made strong contact in front of goal but goalkeepers have been making impossible saves.
âThis time, he scored a fantastic goal, coming inside onto his right foot. It was excellent for him.
âCredit to the three players who came into the game, their impact was massive. That made all the difference.
âI think when players come in with this spirit from the bench, with great determination, thatâs what you need.â