Select a Team

Crouch praises Defoe

Spurs forward lauds club and international team-mate

Last Updated: 07/09/10 2:08pm

  • Share:
Defoe: Salutes fans at Wembley

Defoe: Salutes fans at Wembley

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has heaped praise on team-mate Jermain Defoe, ahead of England's Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland.

LIVE ON SKY SPORTS Watch Switzerland v England live on Sky Sports 2, HD2, in Sky 3D and online with Sky Player from 7pm on Tuesday. SKY SPORTS ON SKY There's more live football on Sky Sports than ever before, including the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, England away Euro 2012 qualifiers and La Liga. With four live Sky Sports channels, as well as Sky Sports News, you'll never miss a moment on Sky. Click here for more.

Defoe bagged an excellent hat-trick on Friday as the Three Lions thrashed Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley, and he is expected to lead the line again in Basel.

Crouch, who was forced to pull out of the England squad with a back injury, says he was pleased for Defoe and built up his club-mate's ability.

He told his Spurs' official website: "It's fantastic for Jermain and he took his goals really well. I was really pleased for him.

"I thought the movement for all his goals was fantastic, the way he took defenders away and made space for himself. He looked really sharp.

"I've played with him a lot and he's going to get goals whenever he plays. He's so sharp around the box and with that kind of movement England have, the players will find him and create the chances.

"As strikers, we all benefit from that."

Wayne Rooney is set to partner Defoe up front at St Jakob Park, while Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka are expected to line up in central defence.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Is Kane getting tired?

Is Kane getting tired?

We examine the stats to see whether there are signs that Tottenham's Harry Kane needs a rest.

Magic Moore analysed

Magic Moore analysed

Bobby Moore's performance in the 1966 World Cup final analysed on Monday Night Football.

The real star of 1966?

The real star of 1966?

Sir Geoff Hurst was the hero of the 1966 World Cup final but find out why Alan Ball was so vital.