Jermain Defoe: Former Toronto FC man was made to regret trying to take free-kick off Gilberto | OneFootball
Jermain Defoe: Former Toronto FC man was made to regret trying to take free-kick off Gilberto
Jermain Defoe is still going strong at the age of 39.
The Englishman has had a brilliant career which has seen him play for the likes of West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham.
After leaving Spurs in 2014, Defoe decided to move to Major League Soccer as he signed with Toronto FC.
It was at the Canadian club where Defoe had a rather awkward moment with teammate, Gilberto.
Defoe had started off his time at the club in brilliant form. He scored eight goals in his first nine games as he made scoring goals in MLS look easy.
In Defoe's ninth game for the club, against New York Red Bulls, Toronto were given a free-kick in the 75th minute.
The Englishman had already notched in the game, which was 1-1 at the time.
He was eager to add to his tally and give his side the lead once again but he was not the designated free-kick taker - Gilberto was.
Defoe desperately wanted to take the set-piece but he wasn't allowed. He fought to get the ball but it was all in vain.
After declaring the situation was a f****** joke, he finally accepted defeat but was still livid when Gilberto placed the ball down.
He wasn't angry for long, though.
The Brazilian then proceeded to score a screamer as his effort cannoned off the underside of the bar and into the net.
Defoe, realising that he had made himself look silly, reacted brilliantly as he let out a beaming smile before running to celebrate with his teammate.
What a moment.
Defoe's angry reaction may have actually motivated Gilberto even more to find the back of the net, and he did so in style.
It was good to see Defoe did not hold a grudge and ran to congratulate his teammate for his first MLS goal.
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