Fulham on the weekend.

The 30-year-old striker now has nine goals to his name as the leading English goal-scorer in the Premier League behind Robin Van Persie, Michu and Luis Suarez who are all level on 10 goals.

At Craven Cottage on the weekend Defoe’s brace came during a hot five-minute spell in the second half following a relatively ineffective first half performance, where the Cottagers limited his play considerably.

“In the first half I didn’t really get a lot of touch[es] on the ball but I thought, you know what it doesn’t matter, because as the game gets stretched there’ll be chances for me to run in behind when they go forward a little bit more, [and] I’ll get a chance,” said the diminutive England international during an Absolute Radio interview.

Defoe then commented that his confidence under Andre Villas-Boas has hit the roof, “When you’re scoring goals you’re buzzing, you just can’t wait for the next game, because you’ve got that belief. You always feel like you’re going to score every game you go into.”

The striker’s performance this season has helped to push Spurs into 4th in the Premier League with a five-point gap now open between fellow fourth-place hopefuls, and rivals Arsenal.

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