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Tottenham striker Defoe pleased to see Wembley action

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was pleased to see action for England in their victory over Belgium.

Defoe hit the post in the second-half of the 1-0 win.

"It's always nice to play for your country and I was delighted to get on," he told The Sun. "When I got that shot off, I thought it was in but it hit the post.

"Hopefully, when I get over to the Euros, that one will go in.

"This squad is probably a better mix than the one which went to South Africa.

"A lot of the younger lads have come through, which is really good to be honest - they really have a lot of energy. After the season ended we all had a little rest - about 10 days off - so I think that helped as well.

"There is always going to be pressure, not only in championships but in the games in general. We're a great footballing nation and we've got great players.

"It's important for the players to just enjoy it. This is why you play football - to play for your country and to play in major tournaments. The manager has said to us, 'Go there and just enjoy it and do the country proud'.

"There's a really good feeling representing your country at a major tournament. Having played the one before, having experienced it, I just want it again.

"Hopefully, this time around, we get off to a good start and we do well because I think everyone deserves it."

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