Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has revealed the secret to his goalscoring success, with the veteran leading the Black Cats’ scoring charts with five goals in ten Premier League games this term.
David Moyes’ side remain winless and rooted to the bottom of the table but Defoe put an end to a run of four games without a goal last weekend by netting in the 4-1 defeat to Arsenal.
Now, ahead of a clash with Bournemouth this weekend, Defoe told The Sunderland Echo that the secret was remaining full of self-belief.
“I was sharp in training and scoring goals. You go a few games without scoring and think ‘the next game’ – I always believe I can score in the next game.
“Maybe having that mentality has helped me. That if I get a chance I will score. It doesn’t matter who I am playing against, which defender or team.”
Having lost 2-0 to Bournemouth last season, Sunderland will be looking for revenge and another poor result could spell the end for David Moyes, with his side having just two points from an available 30 so far this season.
If Sunderland are to end their winless run, then Defoe will need to be at his best but the clinical forward can always be relied upon.