Keane tips Spurs to bounce back next season after another year of heartache

09 March 2009 05:52
Robbie Keane may be concentrating on keeping Tottenham

in the top flight, but the Ireland striker still has his eye on the wider picture at White Hart Lane.

Keane's second goal in four days secured a vital point at Sunderland on Saturday and Spurs have moved above Hull City and five points clear of relegation.

But thoughts of the drop still haunt the Tottenham captain, who admits Spurs could still be dragged in to the desperate fight for survival between now and the end of the season.

Welcome back: Robbie Keane (right) is delighted with his return to Spurs

'It is important to take points against the teams around us. We are very close to Sunderland so it was vital to keep ticking the points over. The important thing was not to lose and we deserved to get something out of the game. It would have been a travesty if we had lost.

'It was a better point for us than for them because we scored in the last minute. There was a lot of pride out there. We had a lot of chances and we were getting frustrated because we knew they were there for the taking. It will help our confidence because we got something. 

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Sunderland 1 Spurs 1: Puppy love helps Keane back out of the doghouse

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'We can't get too carried about about staying up. It would difficult to take with a squad like this if we did go down but there is still a long way to go. Harry said the other day there could be up to 12 teams involved. It is tight at the bottom and we need the points badly. If we keep performing like that we will be OK.

'There have been some quality players added. Wilson Palacios has added some real steel in midfield and may be it is better now than when I left. We just need to keep going, get this season out of the way, stay up then concentrate on improving next season when we will be bigger and stronger.

'When I was away from the club the results were disappointing to see how they were doing early on. I had a lot of friends at the club and still do. I was always looking for their result, but just look at the other teams that are down there.

'There are loads of them and some really big teams that can easily get relegated like Newcastle. The only ones that are safe are from Manchester United down to Everton.

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Sunderland 1 Spurs 1: Puppy love helps Keane back out of the doghouse

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