Defoe: Hat-trick 'best feeling in the world'

Tottenham's hat-trick hero against Maribor Jermain Defoe was ebullient after his goals fired Spurs to a much-needed Europa League victory.

"As a forward you get judged on scoring goals, and it's the best feeling in the world," Defoe told ITV's Ned Boulting.

Defoe was also delighted to learn he had overtaken Teddy Sheringham on Spurs' all-time goalscoring list.

"That's special because Teddy is a player who I used to watch as a kid," Defoe said.

Highlights: Tottenham 3-1 Maribor