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Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe has declared his desire to remain at White Hart Lane for the rest of his career.

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Defoe has hit top form under manager Harry Redknapp, as well as earning a regular starting place in the England side before injuring his ankle on international duty, and he is eager to continue his development at Spurs.

"Everything about the club tells you they are going in the right direction and I want to remain a part of that," Defoe told the Daily Mirror.

"You'd have to crazy not to want to stay a part of that so, yes, I want to stay for the rest of my career because I believe Tottenham will go on to establish themselves in the top four under Harry."

The 27-year-old striker is currently recovering from an ankle operation that could rule him out of the entire group stage of the Champions League, but he is confident the club will progress.

Spurs play their first home match of the Champions League against Eredivisie champions FC Twente on Wednesday night with a depleted squad.

Defoe said: "We may have injuries but it says so much about the depth and the strength of our squad that we can still go into this game against Twente confident of our chances.

"From front to back we have quality players, internationals, who can make the difference at the top level. We also have a manager in Harry Redknapp that has shown himself to be right up there with the best in the business."

Tottenham earned a creditable 2-2 draw away at Werder Bremen on their Champions League group stage debut earlier this month and have an excellent chance to progress from Group A, which also includes European champions Inter Milan.


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