Defoe had to wait until March to score his first league goal of last season after being dogged by loss of form and fitness, but he is sure this season will be a different story.
"I have a had a good pre-season. Last year I didn't get one so that made it difficult," he said.
"If you put the work in pre-season you will have a good season. I just want to keep working hard and I know I will get more goals."