Sunderland goal-ace Jermain Defoe not thinking about retirement

Planning to keep on scoring: Jermain Defoe. Picture by FRANK REID
Planning to keep on scoring: Jermain Defoe. Picture by FRANK REID
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Jermain Defoe has no thoughts about hanging up his golden boots after reaching 150 Premier League goals.

Defoe moved up to joint seventh on the all-time Premier goal charts after scoring the opening goal in the 3-0 win over Hull City at the Stadium of Light.

The 34-years-young forward says he is currently "flying" and wants to rack up more goals.


"We'll see," said Defoe, when asked in an interview on Sky Sports how long he would continue playing.

"I've always enjoyed scoring goals, training. I've still got that same buzz.

"Even when I score in training I've got that same buzz.

"I've always looked after myself, I've always given myself the best opportunity of going out on a weekend and performing.

"I've always watched my diet, set the right times.

"As I've got older I understand what my body needs, when to train hard, when to sort of back off, and how to prepare myself so that on a weekend I'm flying. It's been great."

Defoe is currently level on 150 PL goals with Michael Owen, going into Saturday's trip to Liverpool.

Saturday's goal against the Tigers was his 26th since joining Sunderland from Toronto in early 2015.


West Ham 74-18

Spurs 276-91

Portsmouth 31-15

Sunderland 62-26