Ex-Tottenham man Defoe scores again - Should he go to Brazil?

Jermain Defoe scored his fourth goal for Toronto in last night’s 2-1 win against Vancouver, and will now be anxiously waiting for a place in England’s World Cup squad.

The former Tottenham striker was back among the goals for the MLS side, making it four in five for Toronto FC, after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Defoe also got an assist in last night’s win, setting up Michael Bradley late on in the Canadian Championship game.

With Roy Hodgson set to name his 30-man squad for the World Cup on Monday, Defoe will be hopeful that he can play a part in England’s World Cup campaign.

The striker has been involved in the Three Lions’ last two International tournaments, and he will hope to make the final 23-man squad once again.

Many feel that Defoe has a slim chance of being involved, following his move to play in MLS with Toronto, but he believes Roy Hodgson has known his team for a long time.

“It’s down to the manager, he picks the squad, I’m sure he knows what every player can do. Even before he was the England manager, he probably knew all of the players anyway, so I’m sure that the manager knows his squad, and he probably knew his squad a long time ago.

It’s up to the manager, and as players you just concentrate on playing for your club and wait for the call,” Defoe said on Tuesday.

Hodgson will undoubtedly have Defoe in his thoughts, but competition for places in attack for England could be the stumbling block.

Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck, Rickie Lambert, Andy Carroll and Defoe are all fighting for a place up front for Roy Hodgson’s side, but only four are likely to travel to Brazil.

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