Tottenham hoping Jermain Defoe does not come back to haunt them

• Andros Townsend says ex-striker will get warm welcome
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Andros Townsend says that he does not want to face Jermain Defoe in Sunderland colours on Saturday and who can blame him? The Tottenham Hotspur winger knows all about how lethal the striker can be, having played alongside him previously at White Hart Lane and there is also the small matter of how Defoe always scores on his debut.

Defoe has done so at each of his professional clubs – West Ham United, Bournemouth, Tottenham, Portsmouth and even FC Toronto, where he endured a frustrating time last year and from whom he has signed for Sunderland.

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