JERMAIN DEFOE was on the scoresheet last night and the England striker says that he’s always ready when called upon.
Defoe came back in to the Gers side for the win over Hearts at Ibrox last night and scored his six goal for the Light Blues since joining on loan in January.
Speaking today to preview Sunday’s match against Motherwell, Defoe spoke about whether this was his chance to cement a starting place in the team.
He said: “Even if you don’t start games and you come on, especially as a forward you always have a chance. If you come on you might get a chance in the last minute or whenever it is.
“I’ve always been like that, I’ve always been focused and always work hard every day in training.
“I think that’s important, probably more important when you are not playing because you have to be ready when you are called upon you have to be ready.”
Defoe experienced his first Old Firm match as a Rangers player in the game against Celtic last weekend and he said that he enjoyed being part of it and that the team had performed well despite having ten men.
He said: “It was a good experience, obviously it would have been better if we had won the game.
“When I first signed I bumped in to Graeme Souness and he said that it is the best derby that he had every played in.
“It’s a special game and as players, those are the games that you want to play in. It’s a massive game and the atmosphere is electric.
“It would have been better if we had won the game. I thought that we played well to be honest and we probably played better when we went down to ten men as we controlled the game.
“Like the manager said, it’s gone now. It was a good experience for me being my first one and I’m looking forward to the next one now.”