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Keano's beano 'waiting to happen'

Posted on 13 January 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle described Robbie Keane's stunning trio against Everton as a hat-trick that has been 'waiting to happen'.

The Irish star struck three times in the second half for his first Premiership treble as we led the Toffees 2-1 and 3-2 before finally winning a thriller 4-3.

The crucial three points lifted us back into eighth and there is just one point between Everton and Southampton in fifth and sixth and Liverpool and ourselves in seventh and eighth.

"It has been waiting to happen, it's got to be said," beamed Glenn afterwards. "David Moyes and Everton will say 'why against us' but he's been threatening to do that game after game, we've all seen it and it's not a shock to me that he's ended up with a hat-trick.

"He's had this in other matches and this time he was clinical, absolutely clinical.

"It is important that we are looking for another striker and we've said that since the summer.

"We want to build the squad and it will take a little pressure of Robbie. It seems to be on him at the moment but he's handled it superbly and he showed that again. It was a magnificent hat-trick."