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Roy Hodgson Congratulated Jermain Defoe On His Double, He Responded Brilliantly

Josh Lawless

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Roy Hodgson Congratulated Jermain Defoe On His Double, He Responded Brilliantly

Roy Hodgson congratulated Jermain Defoe on his brilliant two-goal performance for Bournemouth, and the Cherries striker had a hilariously brilliant response.

Defoe notched twice in the dramatic 2-2 draw, including a Marco van Basten-esque half volley past Julian Speroni in the second half.

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The experienced frontman had been struggling for goals in his second stint with Bournemouth but was on-form yesterday and got some praise from his old England boss Hodgson.

As Defoe was giving an interview to Kris Temple of the BBC after the game, the Palace manager walked past, tapped him on the shoulder and said, 'Still scoring them!'.

After a brief pause, Defoe replied, 'Still left me out of the World Cup though didn't he!".

Defoe made the the 2010 World Cup under Fabio Capello and scored in the group game against Slovenia, but four years later he was left out for the second time in his career, when Hodgson overlooked him for the showpiece in Brazil.

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At the time, the former Spurs man was devastated. As per The Telegraph, he said:

"This was, without doubt, the lowest point of my career. I'm devastated.

"I can't remember much of the conversation. As soon as he told me I was not in the squad I switched off. I was heartbroken.

"I got left out of the squad in 2006 by Sven-Goran Eriksson after travelling to the training camp and never wanted to feel that low again. This feels far worse than then."

Clearly Defore still hasn't forget about that, even if his comment was made in jest. Could he be in with a shout of making the 2018 World Cup squad or are there simply too many players ahead of him in the pecking order?

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Jermain Defoe, Football, bournemouth, Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace

Josh Lawless
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