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Out to win

Posted on 7 October 2004  - 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 insists the Irish would be happy with a point in France - but will aim for all three.

The striker should earn his 55th cap in the Stade de France as the Republic take on the French in a key World Cup qualifier.

Ireland have started well with a win against Cyprus and draw in Switzerland while the French have wobbled slightly with a draw at home to Israel and unconvincing win against the Faroe Islands.

Asked how you approach such a game, Robbie insisted: "You go to win but if you get a point, you're happy with that.

"They have a new side, a new manager and a lot of players have retired.

"Playing in France will also be tough and they still have an unbelievable side with the likes of Henry but we've a great team spirit and we'll aim for a win. If we get a point, that would be good.

"It's a massive game for us. For Ireland to play France is great for Irish football, I think we've 7,000 fans going over there. It will be a great atmosphere and we're all looking forward to it."