Defoe told Sky Sports: "I feel like he would need to be in the right team - a team that creates chances because I believe that if he gets chances at any level I believe he can score.
"He has got that arrogance that he believes that he can score in every game.
"You even see it in training sometimes, he misses chances and then you think 'yeah, but you had no right to score from there' but he still believes that he can go into every game and he can score.
"Last season he scored 30 goals, this season he has scored 29 goals and he's gone through a spell where he hasn't scored for a bit. You can see he gets frustrated because he has got that desire - he wants to score goals.
"I believe that in the right team, if you create chances for him, he will score."