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Jermain Defoe set for shock inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for games against Germany and Lithuania





Jermain Defoe set for shock inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for games against Germany and Lithuania Jermain Defoe

Sunderland man has scored 14 goals Premier League this season, but hasn't played for the Three Lions since 2013

JERMAIN DEFOE is set for a shock inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming games against Germany and Lithuania.

The Three Lions are set to face the Germans in a friendly before the crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Jermain Defoe looks set to return to the England set-up for the first time in over three years

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Jermain Defoe looks set to return to the England set-up for the first time in over three years

Now Defoe, 34, is set for his first international game since 2013 having impressed for sinking-ship Sunderland this season.

The ex-Tottenham striker has netted 14 times in the Premier League this term and it finally sees his hot form can no longer be overlooked.

Many considered Defoe’s career to be over when he upped sticks and moved to MLS side Toronto FC.

Moment of the Week: Jermaine Defoe grabs his 150th Premier League Goal
Jermain Defoe last played for England in November 2013 against Chile

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Jermain Defoe last played for England in November 2013 against Chile

However, since joining the Black Cats in 2014, there have been few, if any, better English strikers around - and Southgate has moved quickly to reinstate him.

In fact, despite Sunderland's struggles, Defoe has netted 33 times in 74 Premier League appearances.

The former West Ham forward has netted 19 times in 55 caps for England and will be hoping to add to that tally in the coming week.

Jermain Defoe has been arguably the best English striker in the past two years

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Jermain Defoe has been arguably the best English striker in the past two years
Jermain Defoe has 19 goals in 55 international games for England

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Jermain Defoe has 19 goals in 55 international games for England

His last game in the Three Lions jersey was in the friendly against Chile in November 2013 - a 2-0 loss.

Meanwhile, there is no Marcus Rashford, Nathan Redmond or James Ward-Prowse in the England Under-21s squad.

The Young Lions are set to take on Germany and Denmark in the coming week - but it would now appear their star trio will be named in Southgate's full England squad.


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