Former England international Jermain Defoe has revealed his desire to lift the FA Cup.
Despite being one of the best England goal scorers in recent times, the former Tottenham forward has not been lucky enough to win many major honours in his career.
He came very close to winning the FA Cup back in 2008 when he was part of that Portsmouth team that reached the final and lifted the title. However, he was not part of the squad back then since he was cup tied after having just completed a move from Tottenham.
Since then, Defoe has not come close to winning another major honour. He says that he wants to put this record straight by leading Sunderland to cup success this campaign. The team may be struggling against the threat of relegation, but Gus Poyet’s team feel rejuvenated after the arrival of Defoe. The striker has been brought in from Toronto FC with Jose Altidore heading the other way. Sunderland are believed to be playing Defoe around £ 70,000 per week, which has led to many questioning the value of the deal considering that the striker is 32. Defoe will be making his debut for Sunderland in the cup match against Fulham this weekend.
“I was gutted when I was cup-tied, it was really hard to be honest.I was in my suit and I still went up and lifted the trophy though. That kind of thing makes you more hungry to do well and get back there.I was happy for the boys, happy for the team and I was a part of it, even though I didn’t play. The whole day was special but you want many more of those days. I look forward to this game now against Fulham and hopefully we can win and progress,” said Defoe.