Relegation-threatened Premier League side Sunderland are struggling to finish the current campaign on a high after posting one too many poor results.
Coach David Moyes says Three Lions striker Jermaine Defoe has found his rhythm while on international duty and that he would be crucial as the club fight relegation.
Stoke City forward Peter Crouch has said that he is hoping that he combines well with new signing of the club Saido Berahino.
The striker was acquired from West Bromich Albion for £15 million and is set to anchor the attack at City. However Crouch has said that his position in the team is not threatened but that he expects a strong partnership with the new man like his partnership with Jermain Defoe.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has surpassed the 150 Premier League goal tally in November whilst hoping that he would eventually break the record set by Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.
The English player hailed Fowler as one of the best strikers in the history of English football.
The Sunderland striker, Jermain Defoe believes his side deserved nothing but victory in their clash with Crystal Palace, upon falling to a late 3-2 loss.
Sunderland were leading Crystal Palace 2-0, thanks to Defoe's double, but goals from Joe Ledley, James McArthur and Christian Benteke changed the story of the match.
Having seen their advantage slip, the Englishman insisted The Black Cats supposed to have held on and won the game.
Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe might get another shot at the national team duty for England when former Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is faced with selecting players to feature for the country soon.
Allardyce had the chance to lead the Three Lions years back but he lost the position to Steve Bruce. With his appointment this time, Defoe could get another chance to represent England.
Jermain Defoe reveals that Sunderland players are undergoing an intense workout regime as they are getting ready for the pre season matches.
Indeed, every club’s players are focusing on training and getting in form ahead of the new season that will start off from next week. Some clubs have retained their position in the Premier League while others will hope to restore their position by the end of this season.
Many pundits believe that Roy Hodgson has made a mistake in not selecting Jermain Defoe for the Euros in France.
The England striker has been quite prolific this year where he has scored 18 goals for Sunderland. He would have been an excellent complement to Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane in the England team.
English International, Jermain Defoe, said he is very pleased with the award he received from his club, Sunderland FC.
The 33-year old former Spurs striker said felt he had a point to prove in his first full season as a Sunderland player.
Having been named player of the year by the club’s supporters, the striker now wants to earn the level of affection lavished on Kevin Phillips who scored 116 goals in matches for the club.
Sunderland’s striker believes that his team can avoid relegation if they keep playing as they are doing at the moment.
He told the media that the Sunderland manager, Sam Allardyce has encouraged his players to win at least four of their remaining games so as to save their Premier League status.
Sam Allardyce claims that he is ready to build a team around Jermain Defoe.
The Sunderland manager says that he will not consider selling the striker on a cheap even though he is coming to the end of his career. Instead, it would take an incredible offer to persuade him to even consider the possibility of a sale. Sunderland have been making enough progress in their efforts to avoid relegation. The progress did not come immediately after the appointment of Allardyce. Now, however, the club has won two games in the last five matches.