Defoe - Season starts now

Spurs striker gives further backing to Villas-Boas

Defoe - Win a huge relief

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Tottenham Hotspur's double goalscoring hero, Jermain Defoe, thinks the club's season is now up and running after a first Premier League win of the campaign.

The England striker put Tottenham ahead in the first half against Reading before two goals in three second-half minutes secured a first win under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

First Gareth Bale's fortuitous shot looped over Alex McCarthy to put Tottenham 2-0 up and Defoe secured victory for the Londoners after a mazy dribble.

Hal Robson-Kanu scored a late consolation for the hosts but the Royals were second best to Spurs throughout.

"I'm sure today the fans are happy and everyone that has been doubting us they can hopefully look at us and see that we can do well this season"

Jermain Defoe

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Disappointing results against West Brom and Norwich had seen the pressure mount on Villas-Boas just weeks into his tenure but Defoe believes the club are finally showing their true colours.

Fantastic

"New managers come into football clubs and sometimes it takes time," Defoe told Sky Sports 1HD.

"People just think instantly they're going to be unbelievable but sometimes it takes time.

"I'm sure today the fans are happy and everyone that has been doubting us they can hopefully look at us and see that we can do well this season. Our season will start now."

Defoe could have added a third to complete his hat-trick but he was content with the three points nevertheless.

"It would have been nice to have got the match ball but to score two and help my team win is fantastic," he added.

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