The striker has been in sensational form for Sunderland this season.
The Sunderland striker has been in sensation form for his side this season despite their struggles at the bottom of the table.
His side are currently 17th in the table at present, but despite that he has managed a mammoth 18 goals in all competitions, 15 of which have come in the Premier League.
He was on the score sheet at the weekend too, scoring his side’s winning goal in the crucial 3-2 win over Chelsea at the Stadium of Light.
There have been many plaudits heading his way, and Sheringham says he has been saying for years that he guarantees teams goals.
“I’ve been saying it for years; get Jermain Defoe in the team and you get goals,” he told Goals on Sunday.
“More often than not, he hits the target. He’s always sniffing [for chances], he’s always around and he’s always waiting for that little chance.”
There is no denying that if Sunderland do stay up this season, it is because of the monumental effort Jermain Defoe has put in.
Sam Allardyce has admitted as much in recent weeks, saying that his side would have been relegated without their star forward.
The season is not over just yet though, and they will be hoping he can be the difference once more as they aim to secure their survival against Everton this week.