Jermain Defoe sets sights on Tottenham goal record

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Jermain Defoe says it is a "dream" to be Tottenham's 5th highest scorer of all-time following his brace in the Capital One Cup against Aston Villa last night.

The England striker opened and closed the scoring in Spurs' comprehensive 4-0 win at Villa Park that put them in the hat for the 4th round draw this evening.

Defoe, who now has 139 goals for Tottenham, moved past George Hunt last night and is 127 behind all-time leading scorer Jimmy Greaves.

"If someone would have said to me when I first walked into Spurs that I’d be in the top-five all-time goal scorers in the club’s history, I would have probably said 'are you being serious?'" Defoe told the club's official website.

"I look at all the great players in the top 10 and to be fifth, it’s a dream.

"I’m trying not to think about it too much as it’s a long season, but of course it’s at the back of my mind every time I go on the pitch because I want to score. It’s something special and I want to keep it going."

The 30-year-old was joined on the scoresheet last night by summer signings Nacer Chadli and Paulinho, and said he was impressed with the performance of a Tottenham side playing their third game in six days.

"It was a great performance, good energy, we kept the ball well and that’s something we’ve done in the last few games," he continued.

"We kept another clean sheet as well, that’s important. When the lads at the back and the goalkeeper are all doing their jobs, it’s up to the forwards to get the goals to win us the games."

Defoe will be hoping his goals against Villa last night will be enough to earn him a starting spot at the expense of £26 million man Roberto Soldado against Chelsea this weekend.

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