Jermain Defoe is no longer a Tottenham Hotspur player, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't still love the club. In quotes on Sunderland's official website, he's ready to do his old teammates a solid and take points off of Leicester City so Spurs can get their first league title in 55 years.
"Leicester are a great team. What they've done there this year is unbelievable, an unbelievable story.
"But I'd like to win that game - and then at the end of the season we're safe and Tottenham win the league."
Awww buddy, we still love you too!
After a long career at Tottenham that included two stints separated by a time at Portsmouth, Defoe was sold to MLS club Toronto FC in 2014. His time in Canada was short, and he ended up back in the Premier League last season with Sunderland.
By all accounts, Defoe doesn't harbor any ill will towards Spurs, despite rumors around the time of his departure that he was dissatisfied with the way the club treated him and the lack of playing time under then-manager Andre Villas-Boas. This season Defoe has scored 12 league goals in all competitions for the Black Cats, good enough for seventh on the EPL scoring leaders list.
Sunderland host Leicester City on April 10, and will be fully motivated to do well since they're 17th in the table and are mired in a relegation battle. Do us a solid, Jermain!