Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe says he will match Jack Wilshere's £3,000 bet that Arsenal will finish above Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League.
With Tottenham five points clear of The Gunners after nine league wins out of 10, Wilshere received messages from ample Spurs supporters on Twitter, taunting the England midfielder that they would finish above their north London rivals for the first time since 1993.
The messages prompted Wilshere to offer £3,000 to charity if Tottenham did indeed finish above Arsenal, and requested that supporters donated the same amount between them if they didn't, a bet that Defoe has responded to.
"hear that @JackWilshere I'll take on your bet 3g to charity if spurs finish above arse if not all my arsenal followers send me £1 4 charity," Defoe tweeted.
Spurs' recent form has prompted many to consider them as genuine Barclays Premier League title contenders, with Defoe one of those.
"The manager thinks we can win the Premier League and I can’t see why not," Defoe said.
"We’ve got a winning mentality and a belief that it doesn’t matter who we play, we can win.
"The squad is unbelievable. We’ve got two good teams who can compete in the Premier League. When we play like we can, when we pass quickly and break with intensity, it must be brilliant to watch.
"Everyone is buzzing in training and the lads believe we can go on do well.
"We'll just take each game as it comes, keep winning and see where we end up at the end of the season."