Keane to get going
Sun 24 November 2002, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur
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Robbie Keane is looking forward to facing his former club Leeds United this afternoon as the boys seek a win to restore confidence after recent results.
The Irish international joined Spurs just ahead of the transfer deadline at the end of August after starting the season with Leeds under new manager Terry Venables.
It has been something of a stop-start season for the Elland Road outfit so far, the joy of home wins against both Manchester clubs has been dulled by five home defeats - the last of which a 4-2 loss to Bolton a week ago.
We are also chasing a positive result to put our season back on track after taking one Premiership point from a possible 12 after an excellent start to the season and Robbie acknowledges the significance of the game for both teams.
"I'm looking to forward to it," said Robbie on Friday. "It should be a good game and I'm looking forward to seeing the lads again and the staff.
"It's a big game for the two of us. Leeds haven't been doing as well as maybe they should do and we've lost a few games as well.
"It is important for us to win and get the confidence back in the side and hopefully go on a little run. We've just hit a little dark spot at the moment, but I'm sure with the players we've got we can bounce back."
While Venables has come under fire from a section of Leeds supporters, Robbie has little doubt that the former Spurs boss will come good.
"The results might not show it at the moment, but as a manager and a person he is spot on. When I was there he was as good as gold to me and the players have got a lot of respect for him.
"Leeds are only three points behind us and with a couple of wins they'll be right back in it. It's amazing how quickly things can change."