Robbie Keane all set to play his last match with Oman:
Robbie Keane, the Ireland legend is all set to retire and says that he wouldn’t swap his Ireland Jersey with any jersey or would have swapped his international experience as an Ireland player for any major club. The striker is going to play for his country for one last time this Wednesday, i.e., on 1st September 2016; in a friendly match with Oman. The match is going to take place at Lansdowne Road.
Robbie Keane, the 15th all-time Goal Scorer on International Level:
Throughout his career, he played 145 matches and scored 67 goals and listed to be the 15th international goal scorer in the list of goal scorers just one position behind Gerd Muller, the German Legend. The now 36-year-old, Robbie Keane could have overtaken the man who had won 3 European Cups with the club of Bayern Munich back in 1970’s. But he says he doesn’t have a single regret regarding his career which is of total 18 years and three final matches.
No way. No chance. I’ll miss everything about playing for Ireland, first and foremost, I’ll miss pulling that green jersey on. For me, more than anything, that’s been the highlight of my career. I’ve played for many clubs, but the Ireland jersey always seemed to fit me the best. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ll miss it all. All I can do now is watch from the side and wish the team well. It’s going to be a little bit different for me, a bit surreal.”, revealed the Player.
He said that could never understand the annoyance of the club managers at all.
I could never understand why people pulled out of games; I could never get my head around that and still to this day can’t,” he said, revealing he rejected requests by club managers to skip international duty. One thing about me, I’ve always turned up, I’ve always tried my best. Even with injuries, you get injections before games. And that’s just the love for Ireland, and that’s the love for the country.
,he expressed. All the best, Robbie Keane. Thanks for being such an amazing player!