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ROBBO'S READY

Posted on 25 May 2006  - 12:00

Hans Segers believes Paul Robinson will have an impact at the World Cup with his ability to make the big saves when it matters.

Hans Segers believes Paul Robinson will have an impact at the World Cup with his ability to make the big saves when it matters.

England's number one did just that all season as an ever-present at Spurs and most memorably on international duty from John Hartston in a World Cup qualifier against Wales.

"We've seen Robbo week in, week out and we all know he can make saves that turn games around," said Hans, his coach at Spurs and the man who knows his game best.

"The penalty save against West Ham on the final day could have been another if things had worked out differently - it could have been the save that got us into fourth place.

"He can make saves at crucial moments and for goalkeepers, that is what it's all about - focus and concentration.

"The obvious example probably wasn't for us but for England when he saved Hartson's header. He had one ball in the whole game but he was there to palm it out. That's what it's all about. That's why he's not just a good goalkeeper or a great goalkeeper, but one of the best around."

Look out for Hans' views on all his goalkeepers in our 'Keepers Week', coming next week...