Defoe, who struggled last season, is approaching the sort of form that made him one of the most feared marksmen in the land.
Defoe, who has five goals this season, said: “A lot of people have said the understanding we have is amazing and although we haven’t played together much, it look likes we’ve been doing it for years.
“To be honest, though, it’s been quite easy because Adebayor is such a great player.
He’s been there, he’s done it and he’s played for some of football’s biggest clubs. It’s been great.”