Harry Redknapp spoke about the importance of Robbie Keane both on and off the pitch after the skipper's four-goal show in the 5-0 win against Burnley.
Robbie opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half and then bagged three goals in a 13-minute spell in the second half to claim the matchball and the first four-goal haul of his career.
Jermaine Jenas weighed in with the fifth goal at the Lane on Saturday as we made it five wins in our first seven games to sit fourth in the Barclays Premier League.
It was Keano's day though. "He produced some terrific finishing and it was fantastic to see him score four goals," said boss Harry, "He's a great goalscorer and a great professional with his enthusiasm, the way he plays, everything about him.
"He knows how to find space, has great movement and that's what he can do - he's a top, top player.
"I felt his movement would be the biggest problem they'd face, pulling away from their central defenders, popping up in holes, playing those clever passes. We spoke about it all week and fortunately it worked out that way.
"Robbie is a great character as well, great around the place, such a bubbly character. He's also a voice in the dressing room.
"He's been a top player for years and still is."