Defoe up for England fight

The Spurs ace has been left out of the Three Lions party ahead of

the friendly with Spain this weekend. Defoe is battling for a place

at club level, which has seen him lose out with England. But the

29-year-old is determined to work his way back into Fabio Capello’s

plans. “My last match for England ended when I was injured against

Switzerland after scoring a hat-trick in the previous game against

Bulgaria,” said Defoe. “So, in my mind, when I play for England I

can score. I just want that buzz again. I just want to go and prove

to people that I can do it again. “My record shows I can score

goals at that level. “Last season was ruined by injury. The way I

have started this season, I am desperate to stay fit. “The manager

[Harry Redknapp] wants 20 a season from me – not a problem at all!

He has known me since I was 16. “I believe it means he thinks

highly of me. It gets me buzzing, he wants goals, I want goals.”