Jermain Defoe "delighted" to equal European record

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Jermain Defoe says that he is "delighted" to equal Martin Chivers's European goalscoring record for the club.

Jermain Defoe has said that he is "delighted" to equal Tottenham Hotspur's European goalscoring record.

Defoe's goal in their 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League on Thursday was his 22nd for the club in continental competition – equalling Martin Chivers's record.

Defoe told the club's official website: "It was a great moment. I was delighted to see it go in because I didn't really have that many chances.

"As soon as Nacer Chadli squared it to me I thought 'relax and get a good contact', and I was delighted to see it go in.

"It's great to equal the record and I'd love to break it at White Hart Lane, that would be great."

Manager Andre Villas-Boas has backed his forward to go on and become the record holder outright.

Andre Villas-Boas the manager of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the pre season friendly between Tottenham Hotspur and Swindon Town on July 16, 2013
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