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Sunderland striker Defoe still holding England hope

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has hinted that he deserves to be in the England national team.

Following the appointment of former boss Sam Allardyce as manager of England, it was believed that Defoe would be earning a recall into the international setup for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia.

However, Defoe has missed out on a call-up once again and following the snub from ex-Black Cats manager Allardyce, the 33-year-old feels he deserves another chance for the Three Lions.

Defoe said: "If I'm scoring goals in the Premier League then why not?

"There's no difference between international football and Premier League football, it is still the same. If you get a chance in the game you've got to score.

"England is always at the back of your mind when you are scoring goals, which is what I get judged on. But I've always said, just concentrate on my club football and see what happens after that."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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