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Robbie raring to go

Posted on 15 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).

Robbie Keane is hoping to feature for the first time in a Spurs shirt against West Ham on Sunday after a combination of travel and unfortunately timed injuries prevented him taking his bow against Fulham at Loftus Road on Wednesday.

Our new striking recruit returned from Russia on Sunday, where he played for the Republic of Ireland in a Euro 2004 qualifier, and only took part in one full training session before the Fulham encounter.

He was named as a substitute, but injuries to Chris Perry and Matthew Etherington denied Glenn the opportunity handing Robbie his debut.

So Robbie watched the surprising second-half reverse from the bench and is now eager to get going against West Ham.

"It's a shame we didn't get a result against Fulham, but that's the way football goes sometimes," he reflected. "Hopefully I'll get a run-out on Sunday.

"I played for Ireland last week and there was a lot of travelling - it takes it out of you.

"It's very exciting for me now and I'm looking forward to it.

"I'm very happy. Spurs pass the ball well and play good football - it suits my game. I've been impressed, a few of the lads have been saying that they are not playing as well as they can do, but they are still getting results. That is a good factor."

The livewire striker is not too alarmed that Spurs have dropped off the top of the Premiership and insists that the club are more long-term in their outlook.

"Teams don't happen overnight, there is a building process here. It won't take a year, it might take two - it is a building thing.

"I believe Spurs are going places."