Defoe has Fowler's fire, says Friedel


Jack Pitt-Brooke@jackpittbrooke
Saturday 08 December 2012 01:00

Tottenham Hotspur visit Everton tomorrow in excellent form, having won four consecutive games, during which Jermain Defoe has scored five goals. Goalkeeper Brad Friedel believes Defoe reminds him of another striker legendary on Merseyside.

"He reminds me a lot of Robbie Fowler in his finishing because he has a really short back-lift," Friedel said. "On top of that, he has got some power behind his shot. He is an exceptional finisher and he really comes on fire when he is inside the box.

"When we have played with two up front, Jermain has really thrived on it, as he can save his energy for when he is inside the box. That is when it really matters for us."

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments