Spurs skipper feels Defoe's strikes better than Man U's Rooney

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London, Feb.19 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspurs skipper Ledley King is insisting that striker Jermain Defoe is better than Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Rooney has scored 25 goals in all competitions, while Defoe has scored 21.

King believes no other striker can match his team-mate's virtuoso capabilities.

The Mirror quoted him as saying: "I think he's the best finisher in the country and that's from anywhere, 25 yards and in. I've felt that for years. He's deadly."

Defoe will again lead the line on Sunday when Spurs travel to Wigan in search of the points that will maintain their push for fourth place.

King added: "Jermain will always score goals. There are not too many forwards who can pick the ball up 25 yards out and still be a big threat. He can shift the ball and hit it from anywhere around the box."

"I've trained against him so I know that he's a nightmare to play against, especially for big centre-halves because the last thing you want is a little livewire around your knees. I'm delighted for him and he's one of the reasons we are where we are this season," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, February 19, 2010, 16:00 [IST]
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