Jermain Defoe enjoys new Toronto goal pressures

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Toronto FC's new striker Jermain Defoe says that he is well aware of the pressure that come with having to be the main goal threat for his new side as he spoke to media Friday, the video for which can be seen above. 

The England international made the switch to the MLS this year after a hugely successful career in the English Premier League with Tottenham, Portsmouth and other clubs. 

In two stints with Spurs he scored 91 goals in 182 starts for the London club, and in his first two games in the MLS he has brought that excellent scoring record across the Atlantic, with three goals. 

Asked if he enjoys the pressure of having to be the main man in terms of goals for a team, he explained that it comes with the territory of playing the striking role. 

"It's no different to when I was at Tottenham, as a forward scoring goals at a big club. And obviously I've been lucky enough to play for my country and it's good pressure to have," Defoe explained. 

"You've just got to have the right mindset and work hard. People always say that when you work hard for some reason you seem to get lucky."

Despite having spent majority of his career in the Premier League at a standard much superior to the quality of the MLS, Defoe has still been impressed with level of professionalism in North America. 

"We always prepare well before games and the team spirit is very good. It's great to come here and work hard every day," Defoe added. 

"And you know come match-day you will be ready. The level of professionalism is great, and I'm just really enjoying it."

Thanks to 101greatgoals for making us aware of the interview video via the official Toronto FC YouTube account, and you can view the video above. 

Defoe and Toronto FC face off against Real Salt Lake in the MLS Saturday at 9:30 ET. 

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