Redknapp - Keane feels wanted

09 March 2009 08:33
Harry Redknapp feels a 'bit of love' has helped Robbie Keane to rediscover his spark back at Tottenham Hotspur. Keane endured a frustrating first half of the season at Liverpool after leaving Spurs for Anfield in a big-money move last summer. However, the Irish striker returned to White Hart Lane during the January transfer window and was given the team captaincy by Redknapp. He grabbed a last-minute equaliser at Sunderland on Saturday and Redknapp outlined his approach to getting the best out of Keane. "I make him feel important and I involve him a lot when I talk about how we play," said Redknapp. "I'll have a chat with him and I think he loves that. "He knows he's important to us and this is where he's at home, where his heart is. "For anybody, it doesn't matter what you do, it's good to know you're important. "You have to feel wanted and appreciated in life and he knows how much I wanted to bring him here. A bit of love, that's what it's all about." The Spurs boss added: "He's got that little bit of class you're looking for, but I don't want him playing too deep. "I want him up there where he'll supply some magic and do some damage. That's where he'll score his goals. "Robbie's a top player who has slotted in perfectly, but he can do even more."

Source: SKY_Sports