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Jermain Defoe: Tottenham must strengthen in attack

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe has stated that Spurs need to add more options in attack, with Emmanuel Adebayor the only other striker available for selection.

However, Adebayor could be on his way out of London after only hitting the net on a handful of occasions, and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke has been tipped to move to White Hart Lane this summer. 

Defoe told The Sun: "I'm a forward but I can't be the only forward at a club. Over the years, the clubs who've won titles have had several strikers.

The striker went on to discuss Manchester United's famous four strikers that helped them to a treble winning season in 1998/99. 

"When Manchester United won the Treble in 1999 they had unbelievable forwards like Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Dwight Yorke - you need that.

"If you want to do well it's important to have competition. It will definitely help us to bring more goals into the team."

Speaking at the club's kit launch Defoe spoke about his future with Spurs and claimed that him moving away from Spur's was just speculation, he also spoke of his main focus of being selected for England in next summers World Cup.

He added: "People say 'This club's in for you, that club's in for you' but I don't take any notice.

"If someone comes in for you, your agent will tell you. It goes over my head. It's happened for years. All I can say is I was doing the kit thing so it looks like I'll be wearing it for the season.

"In a World Cup year it's important for me to play. It's based on merit. People will look at me and ask how many goals have I scored? To score goals you've got to play.

"I've got to score a lot of goals this season to get into the squad. A top club brings in top players. When you've something to fight for, you get the best out of yourself."

Defoe will hope he can help the north London outfit challenge for a Champions League place next season, after they missed out to local rivals Arsenal by just one point in the 2012/13 campaign. 

 

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