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Tottenham striker Defoe: Comolli wants me to stay

Jermain Defoe insists he wants to stay at Tottenham.

Defoe has admitted to The Sun that coach Juande Ramos has told him he can leave this month, but insists: "If I had wanted to, I could have gone ages ago. I have never said I wanted to leave Spurs and I don't now.

"Every time I pull on a Spurs shirt, I have tried my best. I've always worked hard in training. I've given everything. I have not moaned at any stage and I think I've done OK scoring goals.

"At the moment, I feel as sharp as ever. So it is so hard to understand why I have not been given a chance.

"Spurs fans often come up to me in the street and ask me why I am not playing.

"But I can't give them a proper explanation because I don't know myself.

"I still cannot believe what the manager said to me. It's all very strange. It's all a bit weird - particularly when I want to be at the club.

"When he called me in the manager didn't seem happy. I really don't know what is going wrong.

"The other week I started against Villa and scored a goal.

"While we lost, I thought I had just about done enough to play against Reading.

"They were always going to make lots of changes and I felt if given a go, I could make a difference - but I didn't get a kick."

He also revealed: "Why would I want to leave? It's all a bit bizarre, particularly as people on the board and the sporting director, Damien Comolli, have been telling me they want me to stay."

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