Thursday night's 2-0 Europa League victory over Sheriff Tiraspol saw striker Jermain Defoe score once again for Spurs and he is presumably desperate for more starts in the Premier League.
The 31-year-old now has six goals in the Europa League and deserves his second start of the league season at home to Hull City on Sunday.
Defoe is heaping more pressure on Roberto Soldado which seems to bringing the best out of the Spaniard.
Soldado was one of the standout players in last week's 2-0 victory at Aston Villa, with the forward getting on the scoresheet along with midfielder Paulinho.
However, this game is made for Defoe. No disrespect to Steve Bruce's side, but games such as this on Sunday are like food and drink to the England international.
Defoe scored 11 league goals last season, nine of which came against teams in the bottom half of the table.
All the elements are there for Defoe to fire Spurs to their sixth league victory. He has a great record against lower league sides, most notably when he scored five against Wigan Athletic in 2009.
Defoe is always hungrier than ever to start for Spurs when this hasn't been the case in previous years. Andre Villas-Boas has seen Defoe run the show for his side on a Thursday night and now he needs to keep the faith in his clinical striker who is still capable of scoring at the very top level in the Premier League.
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