Tottenham star wants to embarrass Steven Caulker

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Jermain Defoe is relishing the chance to embarrass former teammate Steven Caulker when Tottenham play Cardiff City this weekend, according to the Daily Star.

Defoe, who found the net twice last night during Spurs' 3-0 Europa Ligue romp over Norwegian side Tromso, has struggled to hold down a starting position so far this season, but wants the opportunity to get one over on Caulker.

Caulker made the switch from White Hart Lane to newly promoted Cardiff in an unexpected move this summer, and will line up against his old colleagues for the first time this Sunday.

"I have told him already that if I play, he is getting it," Defoe said.

"I would love to score so I can wind him up."

The 30-year-old not only promised to give Caulker the run around, but also praised the young centre-half.

"He is a good player, still young and has a great future ahead of him," he said.

"They have started the season well and they have got good players so it will be a hard game for us."

Defoe will most probably make way in order for summer arrival Roberto Soldado to resume his position as the lone-forward, but if given the chance the Englishman will surely see any game-time as an opportunity to impress Andre Villas-Boas.

He has already expressed his disappointment in the treatment of fellow striker Emmanuel Adebayor's treatment at the club with the Togo international being made to train with the reserves, but remains committed to fighting for his own place.

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