Jol praises deadly Defoe
Tottenham boss Martin Jol hopes Spurs' 6-1 Uefa Cup romp will help kick-start his side's season.
By Stephen Pass
Last Updated: 20/09/07 10:51pm
Tottenham boss Martin Jol hopes Spurs' Uefa Cup romp will help kick-start his side's season - just as their impressive European run did last year.
Spurs put a string of poor performances behind them with a convincing 6-1 demolition of Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta at White Hart Lane on Thursday.
Jermain Defoe's magnificent brace were the pick of the goals in a victory which will ease the pressure on Jol.
The Spurs' boss now hopes this performance will act as a springboard to galvanise Spurs' indifferent form in the league.
"There was a difference in class and quality but you still have to score the goals," Jol told ITV4.
He praised Defoe's contribution, speaking of his 'eagerness' to take part.
"That is why I put him on, he was eager so I thought it was time for him to come on. But I was happy with all my strikers, Robbie Keane scored and Bent scored.
"Hopefully this will kick-start the season, the only annoying part of it was the goal they scored."
Centre-halves Younes Kaboul and Michael Dawson put Spurs in control and Keane and Darren Bent made it 4-0 by half-time.
Defoe's brace completed the victory after he came on for Keane, while Anton Zlogar hit a consolation for Anorthosis.
Defoe's performance was particularly timely, given his White Hart Lane future is in doubt as he struggles for minutes on the pitch.