Defoe insists he is going nowhere and that he is prepared to wait for his chance to stake his claim for a place in Spurs' side.
"Fans who have probably read things come up to me every day and say, 'Don't leave the club'. I was at a charity dinner the other night when a fan came up and said it to me," Defoe told the Daily Mirror.
"It's a really important time for the club. Everyone wants to play their part and I'm no different."