Victor Anichebe tells Jermain Defoe his 150 Premier League goals have all been ‘rubbish’

Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe
Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe

David Moyes has revealed how Victor Anichebe teased Jermain Defoe on his Premier League landmark strike – by saying all of the hotshot’s 150 goals are ‘rubbish’.

Defoe and Anichebe both scored in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Hull, with Defoe’s opener being the 150th goal he’s scored in the top flight.

The duo have struck up an instant understanding at Sunderland and Moyes says the rapport between them is strong.

The Black Cats boss said: “Victor actually said to him ‘I can’t believe you’ve scored 150 goals...they’re all rubbish!’.

“They’ve got that sort of rapport at the moment, they’re having a good go together.

“It was a great finish by Jermain. “The way he got himself faced up one versus one and eventually got himself a free look at the goal.

“Most of the times when he gets that, you know where it’s going to end up.

“It’s a landmark for him, and it has to be special.

“It’s a brilliant thing, and only special people who know how to hit the back of the net know how hard that is to do.”