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Robbie reflects

Posted on 9 February 2009  - 12:00

Robbie Keane would have loved to have been a winner on his return to The Lane on Sunday but is pleased with our performance in the goal-less draw with Arsenal.

Robbie reflects

Robbie Keane would have loved to have been a winner on his return to The Lane on Sunday but is pleased with our performance in the goal-less draw with Arsenal.

The striker feels we were the better side in a closely-contested derby and believes we can a lot from the display.

Robbie went close with a header and a volley in the second half of his second Spurs debut, and although he admits it would have been pleasing to mark it with a goal, he was happy with the point.

"It was good to be back and it would have been even better if we'd have got the three points, but it wasn't to be," he said.

"I thought we played well, even before they had a man sent off, we looked in control and were solid as a team, so we can build on this.

"Considering the position we're in, it's important that we get amongst teams, and the only way we're going to do that is by starting on the front foot.

"It was important that we got the crowd behind us because Arsenal are a good side, and if you give them time and space they will play around you.

"We put pressure on them from start to finish, and after they got the man sent off we dominated the game, especially in the second half.

"I should have probably got the volley on target and done better with the header, but it was just important that we kept the clean sheet and didn't get beat."