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Villas-Boas praises Defoe for another Tottenham scoring performance

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has heaped praise on Jermain Defoe for the way he has grasped his opportunity this season.

The 30-year old striker netted a goal in Spurs' 2-0 Europa League win at Anzhi Makhachkala to take his tally to seven in four starts so far this campaign and Villas-Boas was happy with the way he has responded to not starting regularly in the Premier League with Roberto Soldado preferred.

"We have to judge recovery and the fact that JD was involved today and Soldado wasn't. Everything will come into consideration," Villas-Boas told Sky Sports as Tottenham prepare for Sunday's clash with West Ham United.

"We have been extremely happy with the performances of both. It is a question of deciding what is best for the team.

"It was another great goal, a great finish. It's really good to see him out there again doing extremely well whenever he's given the opportunity.

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