Defoe names three Tottenham heroes in his ideal 5-a-side team

Sunderland striker picked Liverpool ace as well as three Tottenham players past and present..


New Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has thrown down the gauntlet to his new teammates to impress him.

The forward picked his ideal five-a-side team based from players he has lined up alongside, and it won't be easy for any of the Black Cats to force their way in.

Defoe chose himself, limiting his selections to four, and chose three players from former club Tottenham.

Only one of those players still remains at the club, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Ledley King has retired, and Luka Modric was sold to Real Madrid in 2012.

The odd one out in Defoe's selection is midfielder Steven Gerrard, who the striker played alongside for England.

Defoe joined Sunderland earlier this month, after a year with Major League Soccer side FC Toronto.

He has played twice for the Black Cats since signing, making his debut against former club Spurs, but was unable to find his way past one of his selections, Hugo Lloris.

Probably the most disappointing consideration, is that had it not been for injury, Ledley King would have been in the same Tottenham side too, helping to shut him out.

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