Jermain Defoe insists his double for England against San Marino on Friday can help him discover his scoring form for Tottenham.

Defoe started the season in excellent form for Spurs, and he had reached 15 goals by December.

However injury and a loss of form means the former West Ham striker hasn't found the back of the net for his club in 2013.

The 30-year-old was at his predatory best on Friday however as he bagged a brace to help England stroll to an easy 8-0 win over San Marino.

Defoe is in contention for a start on Tuesday in the Three Lions' key World Cup qualifier against Montenegro, and he believes his efforts against San Marino will stand him in good stead for that game and the rest of the season.

"It's good for confidence. Sometimes you play in games like this and it can be a horrible game when you don't play well but still win. But we had a good result and a good performance and that's very encouraging.

"All the things we worked on in training came off and it all went well, so the manager is happy," he said.

"The lads are more than experienced to go into a second game and do the same.

"Obviously it will be a tougher game but with the players we have and how we're playing at the minute I think we can do the same."

Spurs will be hoping Defoe can find his best form on his arrival back in England; the north London club suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats before the international break to put a dent in their Champions League qualification hopes.

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