Jermain Defoe goes quietly about his business, scoring key goals in key games for Tottenham, but it's about time he got the respect and playing time he deserves.
Without Defoe, Tottenham could've very easily lost to Stevenage in their FA Cup replay at White Hart Lane.
Stevenage came out the hungrier team, grabbed a quick lead, and from there, only Defoe looked truly hungry enough to open the scoring for Spurs, which he did in the 26th minute.
Gareth Bale provided enough inspiration in his return from injury to win the penalty that Adebayor converted to put Tottenham 2-1 up, but it was once again Defoe who scored the final goal to put the nail in the coffin and earn Spurs a win on a day where they hardly emerged as deserving victors.
Once again, Defoe showed Redknapp that quality that the Spurs gaffer seems to forget about week after week.
Here is why Jermain Defoe must receive more starts between now and the end of the season.