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Magnificent - and more to come

Posted on 16 September 2002  - 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 hailed Robbie Keane's debut as 'magnificent' - before declaring there was much more to come from the Irish star.

All eyes were on our new recruit in Sunday's televised derby against West Ham and he didn't let people down.

He introduced himself to the Lane with a sublime piece of skill and spectacular volley just over after only six minutes, set Matty Etherington on his way to create the first goal and won a penalty with another flash of brilliance - controlling and flicking the ball over Ian Pearce before the defender brought him down.

Boss Glenn beamed: "Robbie showed what he could bring to us with his first touch, the skill where he's flicked the ball over the defender's head and volleyed just over. That could have hit the roof of the net.

"The punters took to him straight away and rightly so.

"He has lovely skill, lovely movement and it's a new environment for him, a new stadium, new players to play with and he'll only get better.

"But at the end of the day, for a debut, he was magnificent. All he needed was a goal to round it off."