Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp feels Jermain Defoe should be an England starter.

Defoe came off the bench to score at Newcastle United and show he can fill the hole left by Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban.

Redknapp said: "It was a great strike from Jermain. It's what he can do and I suppose with everything that has happened he does have a good chance for England.

"But as long as he keeps scoring for us, I'll be delighted.

"People talk about his finish but if I was a genius perhaps I would have had him on from the start."