Jermain Defoe believes Sunderland can avoid relegation

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.

Jermain Defoe believes that this objective is achievable since they still have five home games to play. He stated that Sunderland can win all the five games if needed. However, on paper, it may appear quite different because the teams that Sunderland will be facing at home are West Bromwich Albion, Leicester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Everton.

Their next game will be against West Bromwich Albion, and Defoe conceded that it will not be easy. He believes that the first thing that the team should focus on is to keep a clean sheet. The team has enough creative players up front to come up with a goal. Sunderland lost the away game against West Bromwich by 1-0 and will be hoping that there is no repeat of this scoreline.

After West Brom, it will be time to face the leader Leicester. Defoe is adamant that they can get a positive result against Leicester even if they are playing well at the moment. He hopes that Sunderland could win the game against Leicester, and he would personally want Tottenham to win the league.

Defoe, who played at Tottenham from 2003-2008 and then from 2009 to 2014, will want his old club to win the title that evades them ever since 1961. He made 170 appearances for the London team in his first stint and scored 61 goals. After his return to Tottenham, he made a further 182 appearances for them and scored 76 goals.