I'm here to win trophies, roars Robbie

02 February 2010 06:44
The Hoops pulled off arguably the biggest coup of transfer deadline day by securing the Republic of Ireland striker on loan until the end of the season.[LNB]Lifelong Celtic fan Keane, 29, refused to look beyond that when asked if he would like to make the move permanent.[LNB]"I'm here until the end of the season," he said. "That's as far as I've thought about anything. I'll enjoy these few months of playing football."[LNB]And that will involve winning as much silverware as possible.[LNB]Indeed, so significant is Keane's move, bookmakers immediately slashed the odds of Celtic overhauling Rangers' 10-point lead in the SPL.[LNB]Keane said: "I'm not a betting man, so I don't get involved in that.[LNB]"But, at the end of the day, I'm here to hopefully win trophies for Celtic and that is hopefully winning the league.[LNB]"I want to be part of that and I believe, with the squad of players that are here, there's no reason why we can't."[LNB]The former Leeds, Inter Milan and Liverpool star is also looking forward to playing in an Old Firm derby.[LNB]"The Rangers-Celtic game is obviously massive," he said. "I've been lucky enough to be at the game a couple of years ago. The atmosphere was absolutely unbelievable.[LNB]"It's a game I'm really looking forward to."[LNB]Keane was presented to hundreds of jubilant Celtic supporters in the early hours of Tuesday morning, arriving at Parkhead to a hero's welcome on the stroke of midnight before addressing the throng waiting to greet him.[LNB]Describing the reception as "unbelievable", he admitted he would now be under pressure to perform, but added: "I thrive on pressure."[LNB]Despite being handed the number seven jersey worn by Parkhead legends including Henrik Larsson, he said: "Henrik Larsson obviously stands out in everyone's mind. But we're two different players."[LNB]He also insisted he knew nothing about how his loan was funded, amid rumours billionaire director Dermot Desmond had personally helped finance the move.[LNB]Keane's signing, Celtic boss Tony Mowbray's fourth of transfer deadline day, dwarfed those of Diomansy Kamara, Edson Braafheid and Paul Slane.[LNB]Monday night also witnessed the ninth departure from the club since the turn of the year, with Scott McDonald joining Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.[LNB]Keane signed for Spurs in 2002, making almost 200 appearances and scoring 80 goals, before joining Liverpool for around £20million in July 2008.[LNB]However, he went on to make only 15 appearances for the Anfield side and rejoined Spurs in February 2009 for £12million, taking his cumulative transfer fees to more than £70million.[LNB]He has been allowed to join Celtic after being unable to secure regular football at White Hart Lane.[LNB]He is eager to make his debut in Tuesday night's game at Kilmarnock, whose manager is looking to take advantage of the recent upheaval at Parkhead.[LNB]Keane was Mowbray's eighth signing since the turn of the year and Killie boss Jimmy Calderwood said: "There have been a lot of changes since Tony came.[LNB]"Tony must have looked at it and wanted to bring his own type of players in.[LNB]"Time will tell if they've made the right choices.[LNB]"A lot of new lads have come in and they've got to gel.[LNB]"Hopefully they won't against us."[LNB][LNB] Scottish Premier Winner 2009/10 Win Outright: Celtic 2/1  

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