JERMAIN Defoe revealed how he used to watch clips of Marco van Basten before imitating the Dutchman’s famous volley.

The 35-year-old hit a double in Cherries' 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace with his spectacular second setting tongues wagging on social media.

Having run on to Lewis Cook's long ball in first-half stoppage time, Defoe fired an audacious, dipping effort over keeper Julian Speroni from a tight angle.

Frontman van Basten’s strike came against the Soviet Union at Euro 88 with Defoe admitting his effort was in the shadows of the former Ajax star.

Comparing the two goals, he told the Daily Echo: “van Basten’s was better because his was on the full volley. His came in and it was probably harder.

“But it’s nice, he is someone I looked up to. I actually had a van Basten DVD I used to watch when I was at Tottenham.”

The England striker's brace increased to 10 goals in 11 games his record against Palace. Defoe also fired his 200th league strike with his first effort against the Eagles, bringing up another milestone in his illustrious career.

The former Spurs man had been stuck on 199 since he netted for Cherries against Brighton in September.

Asked about reaching the double century, Defoe said: “It wasn’t something I was thinking about before the game. I knew about my record against Palace and was really fired up.

“It’s a case of getting in positions where you are going to score and, when the chances come, you have to take them, it’s as simple as that.

“Certain clubs you just seem to score against. Every game is different, you never know what is going to happen but you still have to go out and produce.

“I would have been happier if we had got three points but it’s not an easy place to come so we will take the point.”

Defoe, who has three top-flight goals to his name this season, had struggled with hamstring and calf injuries in recent times. But with those issues behind him, he is setting his sights on a run of fixtures to boost his scoring tally.

He added: “I have picked up little niggles and it’s been a bit stop-start. I thought ‘once I get a run of games and the chances come then I will score goals’.

"It’s just one of those things. Normally at this stage I have seven, eight or nine goals.

“When you get in the team and score it’s a nice feeling because that is what you get judged on. I have always scored goals, so it wasn’t bothering me.

“All I have to do is make sure my recovery is right and be professional, like I have always been. We have a lot of games coming up in a short space of time.”