Sunday 15 September 2019

Video: Robbie Keane is quick to remind reporters about his goal-scoring record

Ireland's Robbie Keane following a press conference
Ireland's Robbie Keane following a press conference

Mark McConville

Robbie Keane was quick to put a reporter in his place today when the Ireland striker bluntly reminded everyone how many international goals he has.

Ireland face Bosnia away on Friday and back in Dublin on Monday in a play-off for Euro 2016 and with Shane Long struggling to be fit and Jonathon Walters suspended for the first game, Keane may get a chance to get back in.

When asked today if he needs to remind manager Martin O'Neill just what he is capable of, Keane hit back with an abrupt response.

"I don't think I need to do that. I think 67 goals says that," said Keane.

Keane also gave his backing to boss Martin O'Neill, who he feels deserves a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of this Championship.

The LA Galaxy striker said: "From the very, very start of the campaign, certainly as a group we have grown into it a lot more. It would be silly if the manager didn't get a new contract - he has obviously done a great job.

"But we certainly want to finish this campaign off now with qualification for France, because we started the campaign off having that goal in our minds and it would certainly be disappointing if we didn't do it."

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