The veteran striker is hopeful of getting one over on his former team.
Defoe, who joined Sunderland from Toronto FC in January 2015, played at Tottenham Hotspur on two occasions in his career. He was with the club from 2004 until 2008 and then again from 2009 until 2014, when he made his move to MLS.
He scored 137 goals for Tottenham in his career but at this moment in time the Sunderland faithful will be hoping that he can score one against them when the two sides meet next weekend.
Defoe told the official Sunderland website regarding the fixture:
“It’s important now that we get all the lads back from international and regroup and try and get the first win.
“It’s obviously a difficult game against Tottenham but we’re at home and the home games are important if we get the points there.
“Tottenham will be looking to get going as well so it’ll be a good game – I’m looking forward to it.”
Both teams have got off to a fairly miserable start this season. Neither side have picked up a win in the Premier League yet this season and Sunderland are actually propping up the bottom of the table after some woeful defensive performances early on in the campaign.
Tottenham will be hoping that they can get their season off the ground when the two teams meet. Sunderland on the other hand will be hoping that Defoe can help sink his most famously represented club.