Jermain Defoe, who leapt off the bench and scored a vital goal in Spurs 2-1 win against Man City on Sunday, claims that he wants to stay at the Lane. Any murky doubts about the strikers long term future under previous manager Jol’s regime have been silenced by Defoe’s declaration. Defoe, whose current contract ends in 2009, said:
“It has been very difficult to be honest. Credit to the fans, they have stuck by me and been great – I thank them for that. If you’re playing, then why not (extend your contract) – you would want to commit yourself to the club. If I did not want to be at this club, then I wouldn’t be here – simple as that. I want to stay at the club.I love the fans and I love the club. I feel at home here. I definitely want to stay.”
Defoe’s comments were however laced with the implication that if he doesn’t get more playing time, he wont extend his contract…Can Ramos squeeze the 25-year-old in for more than one start this season?