Winless Bournemouth welcome City to the Vitality Stadium this weekend in what is certain to be a very daunting clash for the Cherries, but despite the immense challenge ahead, Defoe has advised his side not to get fazed by their more illustrious opponents on the day.
The veteran told the Daily Echo: “It’s a long season and you want to try to get your points as quickly as possible. We have two tough league games coming up against two top teams. But I remember watching the game against Arsenal on the telly last season and Bournemouth should have won.
“There is nothing to be scared of. The lads have shown it against top teams and they have beaten top teams. Hopefully, we can go into the games without any fear and just approach them like any other. Anything can happen and we need to try to get the points.”