Deadly Spurs marksman signals his intent to hit the ground running next season.
Tottenham Hotspur front man Jermain Defoe says that he is fit and firing and cannot wait to get started ahead of the new Barclays Premier League season, according to reports the Daily Mail.
The some-time England international was expected to be made surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane this summer by head coach Andre Villas-Boas after what was generally a disappointing campaign last time out in north London for the 30-year-0ld attacker.
In total, Defoe featured in 43 matches in all competitions for the north London club in the previous campaign, scoring 15 goals in the process, including 11 strikes in his 34 Premier League outings for Tottenham.
And now the striker says that he is feeling on top of the world as the new season gets ever closer to commencing: “I’m feeling fit and strong. I’m 30 but I feel 21. It’s about how you look after yourself. If you’re good to your body, your body’s good to you. I don’t feel like I’m 30 with the way I train and the intensity I can keep up.
“I don’t feel like I’m getting older. I think it’s the way I’ve looked after myself. I take my football seriously. I love scoring goals and I get a good feeling form it, so I’ll do whatever it takes to be fit and feel good in games.”
However, with many stories still currently doing the rounds suggesting that Villas-Boas is interested in bringing several new forwards to the Lane before the new season gets under way in a little over a month’s time, including the likes of long-term target Leandro Damiao and Sevilla front man Alvaro Negredo, the Englishman’s future in the capital is still believed to be in some doubt.