King salutes Spurs hotshot Defoe

BY foxsports • February 18, 2010

Defoe scored his 21st goal of the season to equalise for Spurs in the 1-1 FA Cup fifth round draw with Bolton last weekend and King has no qualms about putting the striker ahead of Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Chelsea's Didier Drogba. "I think he's the best finisher in the country and that's from anywhere, 25 yards and in," said King. "And I've felt that for years. He's deadly. "Jermain will always score goals. There are not too many forwards who can pick the ball up 25 yards out and still be a big threat. "He can shift the ball and hit it from anywhere around the box. He will hit shots before defenders are set, he always hits the target and what he's doing well this season as well is poaching goals in the box, in the six-yard box, two yards out - he's popping up everywhere. "I've trained against him so I know he's a nightmare to play against, especially for big centre-halves because the last thing you want is a little livewire around your knees!"

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