Defoe revealed he uses visualisation techniques â€“ painting pictures in his mind â€“ to give him the belief he can score on footballâ€™s biggest stages.
He said: â€œI always Âvisualise things. I donâ€™t know if other players do it but I have always got to paint pictures in my mind of doing great things.
â€œA lot of times Iâ€™ll have pictures in my mind and for some mad reason the pictures that you paint in your mind happen. When it does happen it almost seems like deja vu.
â€œAnd Real Madrid is just another game. What would you be scared of?
â€œYou are playing at the Bernabeu against potentially the biggest club in the world with great players â€“ but that is why you play football."