I'll be gutted if we miss out on Europe, says Spurs relegation-dodger Defoe
21 May 2009 09:31
Jermain Defoe has hailed the progress made by Tottenham since the start of the season but admitted he would be gutted to miss out on European qualification.
Spurs were bottom of the table without a win in their first eight games when Harry Redknapp took over and after bringing Defoe back from Portsmouth in January, the striker responded with three goals in seven Premier League games.
Spurs go into their final game of the season against Liverpool on Sunday two points behind Fulham, who host Everton, with the last place in the Europa League up for grabs.
Defoe said: 'It would be disappointing to miss out on Europe but if you look atwhere we were at the beginning of the season the lads have donefantastic really.
'We did all we could against Manchester City by getting three points last week and now we move on to the next game.
'It's always difficult to go to Anfield. It's a fantastic stadium andLiverpool have world class players. It will be a hard game but we'replaying well.
'The lads showed what they can do at Manchester United when they led 2-0 and hopefully we can do the same on Sunday.
'We know it's going to be a difficult game but we have a good side too and they know that.'