Robbie Keane to be included in Spurs’ squad for the Premier League season

By on July 26, 2010

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By Viorel Mesca

Following Robbie Keane’s impressive performances in the pre-season friendlies, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp intends to include the Republic of Ireland international in his 25-man squad for this Premier League Season.

Keane was reported to quit Spurs this summer, given that last year he lost his place in the first team and was sent on loan to play for Glasgow Celtic. Both Fulham and Aston Villa have shown interest in the Republic of Ireland international this summer. However, according to manager Harry Redknapp, the Irishman’s career with Spurs might not be over.

In an interview given to The Telegraph, Redknapp said:

“His situation is that he is still a very good player.  He looked sharp and bright here. He wants to play every game and if he keeps playing like that, there is no reason why he cannot. It was a fantastic finish. He is one of our better players. I cannot say for certain that he will stay, because who knows what can happen in football, but at the moment I see him as part of our team. There is every chance he could start the season, but if it does not work out, he will be one of the first one to come and tell me he needs to play somewhere.”

Robbie Keane has definitely had a wonderful pre-season and he surely has high hopes to stay at least one more year with Spurs.

Have your say! Do you think Robbie will regain his place in the first team? Or will he leave Spurs again?

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6 Comments

  1. Guy

    July 26, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Definately had a wonderful pre-season? Get yourself down to Specsavers mate, either that or you’re on something! He has been terrible – no pace, bad touch, and should have scored a lot more (especially against NY Redbulls).
    Keane needs to go, Jenas needs to go, Hutton needs to go – anyone that understands the game and has seen us pre-season will know this.
    Does anyone know why Pav wasnt played in the last few games?

  2. FloridaSpur

    July 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Robbie’s had a good pre-season? I’ve watched the 3 USA friendlies and would disagree.
    He scored a tap in in the 2nd game & a “1on1” in the third. However, in between, he missed a couple of clear headers in the first game and another in the 2nd.
    Playing as the sole front man, he got himself in good positions but (apart from one in the last game) failed to finish due to a combination of a lack of pace & resilience to hold off a challenge or the lack of “a trick” to beat the last defender.
    I’m afraid Robbie’s best days are behind him. He relies on being energetic around the pitch but he has reached that age when his energy levels have dropped thereby negating his primary asset.

  3. mike

    July 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    i think Robbie should stay, especially if Spurs fail to sign luis fabiano. 2 goals in 2 matches plus 1 assist for Obika’s goal means something.
    if he improves his fitness levels, then he will score more goals. he has the right atitude on the pitch. all he needs is a little vote of confidence from the manager.

    • Guy

      July 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm

      2 goals in 2 matches means nothing in these kinds of games. Obika scored 1 and hardly played, does that mean something too?
      Defoe, Pav and Crouch all would have scored at least 2. What we need now is a WORLD CLASS striker that will IMPROVE on what we have at the moment. Bye bye Keano, time to go!

  4. Liam

    July 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I think he still has good quality and he can recover his form. He played well against Algeria in the Pre-World Cup friendly scoring a hat-rick, this included a very skillful lobbed volley over the keeper. If he keeps this form up and stays in shape he can still be a considerable threat towards any opposition. I think the main problem with Keano is that he has been passed around club to club far too much. He hasn’t seemed like the same player since he left Tottenham for Liverpool but now I think he’s recovering his form and I hope he does well and makes Redknapp’s squad.

  5. Tom

    July 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Robbie is my favorite, when will Redknapp stop favoring hios old mates like Defoe and James…both are rubbish. Keane was and is the best striker we have had since Klinsman and Ferdinand…get rid of the wannabees like the Jerma twins and stick with the players that will give you 100%, even Rooney commented on Defoes “ability” to jump from an 8th floor window and walk away….Defoes clearly living in cloud cookoo land, just like his thoughts on being a top striker (Defoe and Crouch…8 league goal since xmas..and thats NOT EACH..!!!)

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