Tottenham's Jermain Defoe unhappy at 'sitting on bench'

Striker Jermain Defoe says he does not want to be "sitting on the bench" for Tottenham, as he struggles to get in manager Andre Villas-Boas's starting XI.

The England striker has yet to start a Premier League match for Spurs this season, as new signing Roberto Soldado has been preferred up front.

Speaking to Football Focus, Defoe admits it is "difficult" to be on the bench - and does not want to have a reputation for being "an impact player".

Watch the full interview with Jermain Defoe on Football Focus, Saturday, 21 September, 12:15 BST on BBC One, BBC One HD and on the BBC Sport website.

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