Despite being left out of the squad for the qualifier in Podgorica, Defoe is confident he can deliver at international level should Fabio Capello award him a recall.
"When I'm fit and sharp, and in the form I'm in now, I can score goals at that level. I've done it before," he said.
"The manager knows what I can do, especially with playing in the last World Cup and gaining that experience."
The 29-year-old made his England debut in 2004 and has gone on to score 15 goals in 46 international appearances.