The football experts might think that Jermain Defoe should not have taken transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to the MLS club Toronto FC as it would lessen the chances of him being selected in the England squad for the World Cup finals, but, the player himself has a different opinion. He reckons that if he performs well for Toronto, there is no reason why he can’t get the ticket to Brazil.
Defoe hasn’t left Tottenham yet though. He would stay at White Hart Lane till the end of February.
Defoe hasn’t enjoyed himself to the maximum in the Premier League this season. He has had limited chances to play and he has looked off colour almost every time he has gone out there on the pitch. With World Cup approaching, he was supposed to make an away move to get more playing opportunities, but, a move to MLS was not on the cards; that’s for sure.
Despite not having a great time at Tottenham in the recent times, Defoe’s overall record for the club still looks quite good. He has represented the Spurs 136 times in the Premier League during his 5-year long tenure and has scored close to 50 goals.
When asked if he thinks that by going to MLS, he has done himself any favour as far as his selection in the Three Lions squad is concerned, the veteran striker said, “Well, the only thing that a player can do is to perform well wherever he is playing and that’s what I will try to do. I hope that my performance there (in MLS) would help me find a place in the World Cup squad.”
Defoe has been a proven performer at the international level. He has played 55 games for the senior team of England and has found the net 19 times.