Jermain Defoe
Defoe scored twice to take his Spurs tally to 139.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe celebrated entering the top five highest goalscorers in the club's history by targeting a pursuit of Spurs' legendary striking quartet.

Defoe netted a double against Aston Villa in the League Cup third round 4-0 win to climb above George Hunt with 139 career goals for Spurs.

The list, headed by record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves sees four men, including Bobby Smith, Martin Chivers and Cliff Jones, separate Defoe from the summit of the Tottenham scoring charts and the England forward has ambitions of surging up the list.

"If someone would have said to me when I first walked into Spurs that I'd be in the top-five all-time goal scorers in the club's history, I would have probably said 'are you being serious?'" Defoe told the club's official website.

"I look at all the great players in the top 10 and to be fifth, it's a dream.

"I'm trying not to think about it too much as it's a long season, but of course it's at the back of my mind every time I go on the pitch because I want to score. It's something special and I want to keep it going."

Despite the summer signing of Spanish striker Roberto Soldado, Defoe is likely to have ample opportunity to increase his tally with Tottenham fighting on four fronts this term.

After seven new additions were made in the summer, Andre Villas-Boas was able to name a strong team for the win at Villa which put Tottenham in the hat for the fourth round, and Defoe was impressed with the win at Villa Park which saw Paulinho and Nacer Chaldi also score.

"It was a great performance, good energy, we kept the ball well and that's something we've done in the last few games," the Tottenham striker added.

"We kept another clean sheet as well, that's important. When the lads at the back and the goalkeeper are all doing their jobs, it's up to the forwards to get the goals to win us the games."