Robbie Keane continued to show his value for Ireland this weekend, scoring the goals to make him the highest European Championship qualifying scorer ever.
On Saturday Robbie Keane scored a 12 minute hat trick for Ireland at the start of their 7-0 defeat of Gibraltar. Unsurprisingly, the feat impressed most within football despite coming against a low ranked side, purely as it underlined the consistency with which the LA Galaxy striker has performed for his country.
Robbie Keane to scoring with ease I see!! Ledge— Tom Huddlestone (@Huddz8) October 11, 2014
Though Huddlestone remains on the outskirts of the England national team, his former Spurs teammate Robbie Keane continues to be the outstanding Irish player of his generation, and has now netted 65 goals in 136 games for his country.
Both players spent the best part of the last decade at Tottenham, with Keane joining in 2002 and departing in 2011, a short move to Liverpool withstanding, while Huddlestone arrived as a youngster in 2005 and left last summer.
For a big portion of their time at White Hart Lane Keane operated as one of the team captains, and clearly the 27-year-old continues to rate a player who first broke onto the scene as a youngster at Wolves, somewhere Huddlestone also spent time on loan.
With Tottenham currently missing such a natural goalscorer, not to mention a central midfielder capable of pulling the strings in the middle of the park, you couldn't blame some Spurs fans for wishing the duo were still in North London, even if they may not be the players they once were.