SAME AGAIN, PLEASE!
Robbie Keane can see certain similarities between Saturday's trip to Fulham and our last visit to Craven Cottage in February.
Robbie Keane can see certain similarities between Saturday's trip to Fulham and our last visit to Craven Cottage in February.Everything appeared doom and gloom back in February as we prepared to face the Cottagers in the fifth round of the FA Cup. We had just lost out to Arsenal in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup and suffered back-to-back league defeats against Manchester United and Sheffield United.
Any fears a rare losing run was going to continue were allayed in spectacular style on the banks of the Thames that day with Robbie producing a stunning pair of volleys to set up a resounding 4-0 victory.
“I’ve great memories of the two goals but most importantly it was a great result for us,” reflected Robbie.
“Before that game we were struggling away from home and there was a lot of pressure on because people were saying we couldn’t produce in away matches. That result certainly changed our season and hopefully we’ll have more of the same on Saturday.”
As for the goals, both full volleys from the edge of the box, he added: “I caught them nice and sweet and they either go in the top corner or sometimes into Row Z. Luckily enough for me they went in the top corner.”
Did our current skipper in Ledley King’s absence feel we were in a similar situation this time around? “Maybe so, yes,” he added. “We’ve won one game, lost three and we’ll be going there determined to get the right result.
“If we do that it’s then the international break and we can come back and push on. It’s still early days.”