A hat-trick against Wolves was followed by six games without a goal for the livewire striker, who clearly demonstrated his delight when he found the net for our fourth against Birmingham on Wednesday night. He then repeated his usual trick of scoring against his former clubs with the winner against Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday.
"Of course it was a bit frustrating, but if you let it get to you or let it worry you, the run could go on longer," he reasoned. "I knew if it would come if I kept plugging away, I was working hard and it was only a matter of time before it came and, thankfully, it did."
And when it did, the cartwheels returned as Robbie celebrated with some gusto his return to the scoresheet.
"You always get that buzz when you score a goal. It was about the win as well and getting the three points we needed - I was showing a bit of emotion about the goal and the win as well."
The Birmingham and Leeds wins were the second and third of the new year after a disappointing December and Robbie feels the team can build on the recent positives and start to climb the Premiership table.
"We're doing well at the moment, passing the ball well and we seem to be creating chances for each other. Our attacking play has been fairly good and we have been sound at the back - I don't see any reason why we can't go on and get a few more points.
"I don't know if there is any difference to before, I think it was only going to be a matter of time before we turned it around because we've got the players and we've got the squad to do it. Luck wasn't going our way, but we know as players that if we get a couple of results together we will shoot up that table."
Robbie Keane admits he was frustrated by his recent goalless run - but not overly concerned.