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Let's keep it going - Keano

Posted on 12 January 2010  - 12:00

Robbie Keane has been delighted with what he describes as a 'fantastic' first half of the season - but he insists we now have to maintain that form all the way through to May.

Let's keep it going - Keano

Robbie Keane has been delighted with what he describes as a 'fantastic' first half of the season - but he insists we now have to maintain that form all the way through to May.

We've won 11 and lost just five of our 20 matches so far to sit fifth in the Barclays Premier League going into Saturday's clash against Hull at the Lane.

The team has kept five-successive clean sheets and made it four wins and a draw in the last five - and just two defeats in the last 11 - with a 4-0 victory against Peterborough United in the FA Cup last time out on January 2.

With Sunday's fixture at Liverpool postponed and now re-arranged for Wednesday week, January 20, we're now entering a key phase of the campaign with five games in a fortnight between January 16-30.

"If you'd have gone back to the start of the season, before a ball was kicked, I'm sure we'd have taken this all day long," said skipper Robbie at Spurs Lodge.

"It's been a fantastic start but it's all well and good having a good start, you need to keep that consistency going until the end of the season because that's when you are judged.

"It's important as a group of players that we continue the level of performances we've produced in the first half of the season and maintain that form in the second half."

Asked what had changed over the last year, Robbie pointed to the disappointing start made last season and how you are always playing catch-up - the team climbed from the relegation zone to eighth last term and has stayed at the top end of the table since kicking-off with four straight wins this time around.

"We always had the players and we have a squad of players now that can challenge anyone," he added.

"Last season for whatever reason the team got off to a poor start and if you do that, it's always hard. You always feel like you are chasing.

"We've now had a great start, we're in a healthy position, back up there where we belong and long may it continue."

COMING SOON - Robbie, Vedran Corluka and Peter Crouch interviews exclusively on Spurs TV Online...