Jermain Defoe: ‘I didn’t know I would reach 35 and still be running like I’m 25’

The England striker credits his mother, Ian Wright and a French fitness expert for helping him get a wholly unexpected chance at another World Cup

Jermain Defoe turned 35 on Saturday, spending his birthday travelling to Lithuania with the England squad he was so happy to rejoin and not even thinking about slowing down, let alone retiring. A French fitness expert whom Ian Wright recommended a few seasons ago said he thought he could add five years to Defoe’s career and the Bournemouth striker reckons he probably has. What Defoe does not know, and is not in too much of a hurry to find out, is whether he has already used up that five-year bonus or still has a fair part of it left.

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The England striker credits his mother, Ian Wright and a French fitness expert for helping him get a wholly unexpected chance at another World CupJermain Defoe turned 35 on Saturday, spending his birthday travelling to Lithuania with the England squad he was so happy to rejoin and not even thinking about slowing down, let alone retiring. A French fitness expert whom Ian Wright recommended a few seasons ago said he thought he could add five years to Defoe’s career and the Bournemouth striker reckons he probably has. What Defoe does not know, and is not in too much of a hurry to find out, is whether he has already used up that five-year bonus or still has a fair part of it left. Related: England reach the World Cup again – can they do better this time? Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/07/jermain-defoe-england-world-cup

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