The next Premier League season kicks off on August 8 and Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe has already established some goals that he wants to accomplish in the approaching season and one of his targets is to score at least 20 league goals for Sunderland.
Scoring 20 goals in a single season is a feat that is not easy to do. In the 2014-15 Premier League season, the only players which managed to accomplish this were: Diego Costa, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero. All of those players scored at least 20 goals in this past season.
Jermain Defoe has a playing career which has spanned for over 14 years and he has never managed to score 20 league goals in a single campaign but the English forward is optimistic and believes that he can accomplish it with Sunderland.
Sunderland’s Defoe said: “During the off-season I always keep myself fit,” Defoe said. “I try not to eat too much and get the rest the season is so long but after a couple of weeks I’m ready to go back, ready to train.Hopefully we’ll have a good pre-season and we can start the season really strong. People say you should always aim for 20 goals in a season and if I’m scoring goals it’s only good for the club and the team.”
Defoe is aiming to score that amount of goals and help out Sunderland in their journey of surviving in the Premier League for another season.
Supporters of Sunderland are eager for the next Premier League season to start as some of the star players of the club are overcoming their respective injuries and are expected to come back into the pitch with full force, these players are: Jermain Defoe, Wes Brown and Jack Rodwell.