Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe relaxed about Emmanuel Adebayor return
Last Updated: October 6, 2012 9:44am
The return of Emmanuel Adebayor is not worrying Jermain Defoe
Jermain Defoe insists he is not worried about losing his starting spot at Tottenham despite the return of Emmanuel Adebayor.
Adebayor has recovered from a hamstring problem and is available for selection for Sunday's home game against Aston Villa.
But Defoe will have high hopes of retaining his position as the sole striker in Andre Villas-Boas' 4-2-3-1 formation after netting four times already this season.
"For me, him being back is not a problem. You get pressure your whole career. There has always been pressure - it is something you get used to."
"For me, him being back is not a problem," said Defoe.
"You get pressure your whole career. There has always been pressure - it is something you get used to."
Defoe played second fiddle to Adebayor for much of last season but is brimming with confidence after signing a new contract in August and has thanked his manager for his good run of form.
"My form this season has been the result of the manager playing me for 90 minutes," Defoe added.
"That has allowed me to relax, make sure my movement is good and make sure I don't panic that I am going to come off after an hour. When you play games, you get fitter and sharper.
"At times, you find yourself the only striker at the club who is fit, but I haven't been getting complacent. Every game I want to play, do well, score goals and win."