Spurs ace Defoe wants Rooney to play tonight

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe wants Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney to play tonight.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe wants Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney to play tonight.

Defoe - whose hat-trick helped sink Bulgaria 4-0 on Friday - hopes England coach Fabio Capello was so impressed with his partnership with Rooney that the Italian sticks with the duo throughout the Euro 2010 campaign.

The Tottenham striker said: "Wayne was involved in all my goals and he is a great player.

"The role that he played just behind me worked really well.

"We can both get on the ball and affect the game. It was fantastic against Bulgaria.

"Hopefully I have done enough to cement my place in the side. I just want to keep getting in the position where I can score.

"I am playing with great players and know I am going to get those opportunities to score. It is just a case of me taking those chances."

 
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