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Celtic hero Keane: I could not stand Spurs bench

Celtic loan signing Robbie Keane admits he hated being on the bench at Tottenham. Keane quit Spurs for Celtic last week for regular first team football.

The 29-year-old said: "Ask any player and they always want to play.

"But it wasn't to be at Spurs and I'm not a person who likes to sit on the bench and get my money.

"I like to be involved and I love playing. I didn't like to wake up on a Saturday morning knowing I wasn't out on the pitch. At 3pm you're sitting on the bench and it's very difficult to get yourself up for a game.

"I just thrive on playing games and that's why I'm at Celtic. I was delighted to get the 90 minutes under my belt against Kilmarnock. I really needed that and the last 20 minutes I was a bit tired to be honest.

"But I'm a person who gets better with games.

"The more games I get under my belt the more you'll see a sharper and fitter Robbie Keane. I'm not here to prove anything to anyone.

"But I know what I'm capable of doing and I can enjoy my football at Celtic, get my head down and see what happens next season."

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