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Robbie targets new high

Posted on 17 January 2003  - 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 said he had to 'come down' straight away from the high of scoring his first Premiership hat-trick against Everton in order to set his sights on Saturday's trip to Aston Villa.

With the match ball from Sunday firmly in his keeping, along with the Man of the Match Champagne, Robbie was back to work on Monday with the rest of team attempting to plot a three-point grab from the visit to Villa Park.

His Sunday best is now consigned to the memory bank.

"Yes, I had to come down straight away. I have to focus now on Saturday's game, that's gone now and I have to look ahead to Villa," said Robbie, who added that the mood in training this week has been buoyant.

"Of course, the whole mood is completely different when you win. It's better for us, we have had nearly a whole week to prepare and everyone is on a buzz.

"It's all good, but when you lose everyone is down.

"The atmosphere is top, there has been some good banter flying about so I think all the boys are ready for Saturday's game."

Aston Villa have an impressive home record and have only suffered three Premiership losses at Villa Park this season. Robbie says it is now down to us to further dent their home league record.

"It's up to us to do something about it. Hopefully last week will give us confidence but it will be a tough game, it is always a tough game at Villa.

"Graham Taylor's sides always work hard for each other and it'll be a tough game for us. All the boys are looking forward to it."