[VIDEO] Jermain Defoe scores again, twice

Jermain Defoe just can't stop scoring in his North American adventure to remind Roy Hodgson what he is missing.

Jermain Defoe scores again, twice


In just 7 Major League Soccer games he has now scored 6 goals and has 1 assist to his name from only 19 shots.



He moved at the age of 31 because he was offered £90,000 a week, a wage he simply couldn't turn down but the Canadians are certainly getting their money's worth.

He also tucked away a penalty as Toronto FC beat Columbus Crew 3-2 with a last gasp winner.

Toronto went behind twice but each time Defoe brought Toronto level with goals in the 21st and 81st minutes.

Defoe picks up his first piece of silverware with this victory, the Trillium Cup, named because it's the official flower of Ontario and the official wildflower of Ohio. Initiated by the two clubs in 2008 this is only the second time Toronto have won it.

Jermain Defoe was asked for his views after the game and was delighted to have secured his first trophy with the club despite the side not being at it's best.
 
"That's just football where some games you play in and there are times when you play well and don't win the game. You just try to manage it with a grin, there are often games where we haven't been at our best and we are still getting results, still scoring and again great character. 

"To come back and to win the game and its not an easy thing to do, it was difficult conditions because it was hot and at times the game was a little bit slow. But you know its all about character again. Yeah we won the game and i felt that we deserved to win it."
"Yeah it was great [to win first trophy] and that's why i came here, to help the younger players, to help the team, the club and the city and achieve great things. It's the first of many."

Ryan Nelsen agreed it was some ending to the game, a winner in the 92nd minute but also admitted his side hadn't played well.

"Yes. To be brutally honest, we didn't play well today. We didn't play well at all. Obviously losing Bradley Orr early to a hamstring hurt us because then we had a pretty young back four and a pretty young midfield. That didn't help us. 

" Going a goal down. But even though we didn't play that well we stayed in the game we keep trying, sometimes painful to watch. We kept trying, the boys kept going, they never back out. It's a funny game; even the best teams in the world have really bad days in the office. 

"But if you still try and do the good things, if you still try and win the fifty fifty balls, be positionally sound, stay with the organisation, stay with the structure and try and keep doing what's right, you get generally rewarded."

He was asked if that the beauty of having Jermain Defoe in the side, even if you are not playing well he is still capable of scoring two goals.

"Yes, 100%. You give the man a chance and he'll take it. That's priceless in any team and in any league and that's why we brought him in."

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Dan Paladini, a forward for Columbus Crew admitted they knew how Toronto were going to play and trained for it but still couldn't stop Defoe.

"We are very disappointed to not come out with any points. I thought at times we had control of the game and we talked about it, the last 10 or 15 minutes we kind of dropped down and let them get the momentum and (Jermain) Defoe scored a good goal off of nothing. 

"They did exactly what we went over for the week, they played long balls, looked for Defoe off the flicks and we knew exactly what they were going to do and they did it.

"It's the cruel part of our sport. You can control all the possession, a couple of freak plays, a guy that can finish like that, it can cost you."


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