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Robbie seeking Premiership hat-trick

Posted on 9 December 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 has experienced enough ups and downs in football to know not to dwell too much on either emotion and get on with the next game.


Last week provided a perfect example, with the team understandably in a downcast mood after the penalty defeat to Liverpool in the Carling Cup, the striker insisted that the focus must quickly shift to Blackburn. With a win duly secured thanks to a goal from himself the team were bubbling again.


They are now turning their minds to the target of registering three Barclays Premiership wins in a row when we travel to Manchester City on Saturday.


"The good thing about football is there is always another game," said Robbie, repeating his mantra of last week. "Obviously the lads were disappointed after the Liverpool game because we felt we should have won, but that happens sometimes. We went away to Blackburn wanting back to back Premiership wins and, full credit to the lads, we got the result we wanted.


"I thought we played well, we didn't have many chances, but I felt we had more than them. It was a vital win for us."


Winning a game 1-0 is never likely to come without a few anxious moments and Robbie agreed that the next step is to punish teams while on top.


"Of course it is, although it is easier said than done," he added. "We've had two good results now if you take away the Liverpool game and it amazing what two wins can do for you in the Premiership, it puts you right back up there. At one stage we were hovering just above the bottom three and now we're about seven points clear.


"That is good and now we've got another game to look forward to against Manchester City on Saturday.


"We go into the game confident we can win. Man City is not an easy place to go, they are a bit up and down like us, but the lads want to make it three Premiership wins on the spin."


Provider of Robbie's moment of glory on Saturday was Michael Brown, who embarked on a mighty charge from his own half to set up the goal. He admitted with a smile that he didn't quite see it coming.


"No I didn't! I was just behind Brownie when he got it and kept plodding along. Then he just kept going and going, I thought the ref was going to blow for a free-kick after Tugay snapped at his heels, but thankfully he got away from him.


"Full credit to him, he did the hard part and I did the easy bit."