Tottenham Hotspur have beaten Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 in an away fixture of the Europa league.
According to the Mirror, Jermain Defoe scored again in Europe, but was then warned he faces a return to the bench on the home front this weekend.
The England striker celebrated his international call-up with the opening goal in Russia to move within one strike of Martin Chivers' club record of 22 European goals, the report said.
He has scored seven times in the four Cup matches he has started for the White Hart Lane club this season, including five in the Europa League, the report added.
After this comfortable win, coach Andre Villas-Boas was full of praise for his side's top scorer, the report further said.
However, the Portuguese coach also hinted heavily that 26 million pound Roberto Soldado would return as his sole striker against West Ham on Sunday, according to the report.
Tottenham are already four points clear at the top of their group, as the evening's other match saw Tromso draw 1-1 with Sheriff Tiraspol, the report mentioned.