''No disrespect to Tottenham, but the team he will be playing for this season is a class above what he has been used to of late, but I believe the three-man goal threat of Robbie, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard will frighten the best of defenses this season.'
"'He does not always show his best form when he is trying to lead the national team. Maybe he tries a little too hard to answer his many critics in Ireland. But what Robbie needs to remember is that he is a top-class player and a very clever one as well.
''This move should help him move his career onto the next level.''