Former striker Keane heaps praise on owner Levy for the ‘legacy’ now created at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the lege

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Pic: Steven Paston/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Legendary striker Robbie Keane insists Tottenham Hotspur is a club on the rise thanks to owner Daniel Levy.

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the lege

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Pic: Steven Paston/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The former Republic of Ireland captain had nothing but praise for the owner, the new stadium, manager and current crop of players.

And the 11th all-time goal scorer for the club says the 57-year-old businessman has left a legacy at Tottenham with their new 62,000 stadium.

“Daniel has done an absolutely remarkable job from day one,” the former striker said. “Since I have been at the club, even to now.

“I stay in touch with him all the time. He has been phenomenal in what he has achieved at this club.


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“Now the next question: How will they go on from here and win trophies?

“They have everything, in terms of infrastructure, they have the players, the manager, the training ground, this magnificent stadium.

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“It’s certainly a club that is on the up and that is down to Daniel Levy.”

The current Ireland assistant manager thoroughly enjoyed playing in front of the Lilywhites faithful as part of the Spurs Legends side that lost 5-4 to Inter Forever in the second test event on Saturday.

The 38-year-old netted a goal and pulled off an over-head assist to set up Allan Nielsen.

“The atmosphere was fantastic,” he said.

“That Big Wall at the back will send shivers down the spines of some of the players. I enjoyed it. It was a great occasion.

“It was good to see old faces again, players I’ve with, and players I’ve played against.

“As a goal scorer you always want to score, it’s a friendly game, but I’m pleased with it.”

He added: “I think for the fans to have their own stadium back and still have that feeling when you drive in.

“You still going to White Hart Lane, but the difference is they’ve got this new magnificent stadium.

Keane also believes his former club deserve a spot in the Champions League but says there is a long way to go for them to ensure a place in the top four.

“I think they deserve it, think they’ve been really good to watch, especially considering changing stadiums and being in Wembley for so long.

“Overall I think they deserve it, but there is still a long way to go.

“It’s so close in terms of points.”

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