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Opta Player of the Month

Posted on 6 February 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).

Robbie Keane is our statistical player of the month for January according to Opta Index.

Here are Opta's findings...

Opta Index Ltd
Robbie Keane — January Player of the Month

Robbie Keane continued to enhance his reputation since his move south with some excellent displays for Spurs last month.

The Republic of Ireland international grabbed his first Premiership hat-trick against Everton and did enough in his three other appearances to become Opta’s Spurs Player of the Month for January.

Over the course of the month he had ten shots at goal — more than any other Spurs player — seven of which were on target. Although he failed to set up a goal for a team-mate in that time, Keane successfully laid off 73% of his passes and did his best to take on opponents at every opportunity by going on 39 dribbles and runs, 54% of which were completed without losing possession of the ball. Only three Premiership players — Fabrice Fernandes, Jesper Gronkjaer and Thierry Henry — attempted a greater number of solo charges up the pitch in January.

In the clashes with Southampton and Aston Villa, Keane had more shots than any other Spurs player — three attempts on each occasion — while against Everton he could have scored four had his 67th minute effort from outside the area been on target.

Unfortunately for the 22-year-old, the month ended in disappointment when he was withdrawn from the action in the match with Newcastle at White Hart Lane 38 minutes into proceedings with an ankle injury.

Thankfully he is expected to recover soon, which is good news for both Spurs and new Ireland manager Brian Kerr, who selected Keane in his first squad for the forthcoming friendly with Scotland on February 12th.

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January Player of the Month - Robbie Keane
Minutes played308
Goal Attempts
Shots on target7
Shots off target3
Goal Averages
Goals-to-shots %30%
Shooting accuracy %70%
Goal assists0
Pass completion %73%
Dribble completion %54%
Defending & Discipline
Tackles won %67%
Fouls conceded1
Fouls won7
Yellow / Red cards1Y 0R
Index score1,190