Defoe was asked if he would need to be in the Premier League to be in the England squad, with Sunderland bottom of the table, seven points from safety, with 10 games remaining.
England travel to Dortmund to take on Germany on Wednesday evening before returning to Wembley for their World Cup qualifier with Lithuania on Sunday.
Hurst thinks 34-year-old Defoe merits another chance at worldwide level due to the fine form which has seen him score 14 league goals for struggling Sunderland.
"When I missed out on on the last World Cup squad it was hard news to accept that but at the same time you have to be realistic".
"There were times where I did think "maybe I am not going to get in". I would say I probably need to be playing in the Premier League but we will see what happens.
"It didn't stop me from getting my head down and not giving up".
"But I was just hoping I would get the opportunity again and now it's come I'm delighted".
"I've been lucky enough to have experienced it".
Former Under-21 boss Southgate sprung a few surprises ahead of the two games, including calling up uncapped trio Michael Keane, Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse, along with veteran striker Jermain Defoe.
'I was getting a lot of stick from the lads at the training ground because I've still got the England flag on my boots, ' Defoe said. It's something I wanted to do as a kid, growing up watching the major players on TV and wanting to emulate them.
"On a personal note if I'm feeling sharp I believe I can score goals".
"Everyone knows how much I love playing football and scoring goals".
"I think it's every young player's dream to play for England and to be given that opportunity and chance to represent your country and do everyone proud is a great honour".
The ex-Tottenham striker does, however, admit he needs to play in the top flight, with Sunderland facing an uphill task to stave off relegation down to the Championship. "But if you're doing it in a side that's struggling, and have been for some time, it's encouraging and he thoroughly deserves his inclusion".
Following the success of its predecessors, both devices are set to be the toughest competitors in the Android device arena. Samsung's Galaxy S8 device will end up competing with Apple's new iPhone , which is expected to be released in September.
She accused the deputy Labour leader of being part of an "unprecedented pattern of interference" in the Unite leadership contest. He also took aim at Mr Lansman's focus on party control rather than helping Labour win the next General Election.
Tran was on the White House grounds for 16 minutes before he was caught. "I think you're going to see some big changes". On Saturday, March 11th, Jonathan Tran jumped over three barriers with mace in his backpack.
The Wolverines have won seven straight games, including the Big Ten Championship and Sunday's upset victory over No.2 Louisville . Despite the upsets finally transpiring in the Round of 32, there are still three of the four No. 1 seeds in the tournament left.
Both sides agree that giving such citizens a guarantee that they will be able to stay where they are is a top priority. Doing so will end our period of national soul-searching and begin the formal process of divorce.
Both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones covered Berry's songs, as did The Beach Boys and scores of other acts - including Elvis. Slash, the Guns N' Roses guitarist, said he was "heartbroken" by the news, and that Berry was "undisputedly the king".
This new film, directed by Dean Israelite , arrives this week (March 24). "She hasn't fully figured it out yet", he said. One character assumes she's having "boyfriend problems", but later realizes she's actually having "girlfriend problems".
Now, thanks to an anonymous tipster for Android Police , we have our first real look at the watch in the flesh... Guess Connect Android Wear is expected to go on sale sometime later this year - in Fall / Winter 2017.
With Pujara resuming his batting, a frustrated Steve Smith could just offer a chuckle and walked back to his position. Handscomb's best previous score in the series had been 24 but he was completely composed during his unbeaten knock.
Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus Press Image Leaked
This event is necessary for Samsung to send a strong message after the disastrous scandal involving the Note 7 late a year ago . We say seemingly, because they don't quite match up with the images of the S8 in various colors that leaked recently .
You can now save your Instagram Live streams to your camera roll
Once a video save is completed, users will be able to see it right inside their camera roll so it won't be hard to find later on. This update is now rolling out to iOS and Android users at the moment and will be coming to Windows users in the coming months.