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Defoe's delight at debut goal

Defoe's delight at debut goal

As he always does Jermain Defoe marked his debut with a goal, and as he told pfcTV he was obviously delighted with this: 'I just thought to myself I had to be patient and wait for an opportunity and when that opportunity came I had to take it. I'm delighted that I scored.

'I said to the boys I always try to nick a goal on my debut and I managed to do that'.

As he said himself, he always scores on his debut - he managed it with West Ham, Bournemouth - when on loan - and with Spurs, now he has done it with us, and hopefully it will be the first of many, many goals we see him score here - which I am sure it will be.

Defoe also went on to talk about the atmosphere at Fratton Park and how happy he was to score in front of the Fratton End: 'even when I used to come here as a Spurs player, I always thought the atmosphere was unbelievable.

'It was like that against Chelsea and it was great to score at the Fratton End'.

He did also talk about us being a little unlucky not to have got all 3 points, which we could have got - but I am more than happy with the point that we got. However we now have to make sure that we build on this and put in the type of performance that we did yesterday regularly at Fratton Park again.

As we know - and the club have now officially confirmed - he is only 'technically' on loan at the moment but I honestly do not think that we have anything to worry about, and although with Pompey things are never straightforward I do not think we have too much to worry about and will not lose him...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday February 3 2008
Time: 4:36PM

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here's a thought fellas, heskey is already out - agbonlahor looks like he 'might' be injured so if he pulls out what do you reckon defoe to get a late call-up...
pompeyrug
03/02/2008 16:52:00
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Just possible. The Villa result was good for us as they dropped 3 points in an 'easy' game and stay only 3 points above us.
eastneydave
03/02/2008 18:59:00
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Now wouldn't that just about make his week ... He's said all the right things and sounds like he wants to be here and is going to give it his best shot... He had a dig at Spurs on the Quay yesterday when he said that he enjoyed scoring in front of the Fraton End and 'hoped' to be picked for the next game, as at Spurs you can score in one game and be on the bench for the next.... Yep JD is here to stay ... let's enjoy it fellas ...
Chix
03/02/2008 18:59:00
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On loan - shame - borrowing someone elses assets!
merlin
03/02/2008 19:07:00
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JD is delighted, we were going fckin mad in the Fratton End.
storagematt
03/02/2008 19:41:00
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as well as 'the landlord' you can also call me 'nostradamus' now fellas if you want :-) to know what i mean see the 1st comment on this article and note the call-up recieved tonight :-)
pompeyrug
03/02/2008 23:25:00
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ah, but merlin this is only a 'temporary' thing, it'll soon be the case of him being ours, all ours...
pompeyrug
03/02/2008 23:25:00
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