Is Keane really captain material?

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Robbie Keane will captain the side in the absence of defender Ledley King. The Republic of Ireland international returned to White Hart Lane on Monday after Liverpool agreed to sell the player back to the club they had bought him from just six months ago.

With Keane, 28, now back in North London, Redknapp has now decided to make him captain, but is he really the man to wear the armband for Spurs?

Redknapp certainly thinks so : "I said to Robbie that if I brought him back that I would like to make him captain. I think it was important to him, to come back and lead the club ... He is a leader and has the personality to be a captain of Tottenham."

This won't be the first time Keane has captained Spurs before. He often led the side in the absence of King during his first spell at the club but I don't know if Redknapp should have made him captain again.

He is currently the captain of the Irish national team and as an Irishman myself, I am sure I am speaking on behalf of the majority of Ireland fans when I say that he has done little to impress during his time as captain. When Giovani Trappatoni originally chose his captain, there were three names being mentioned. Manchester City duo Shay Given and Richard Dunne were obvious candidates and then of course Keane.

Keane was eventually picked, much to the annoyance of myself and dozens of close friends. I am of the opinion that a striker should never be the captain of a club or country. I always think that duty should go to either a central defender or a central midfield player for the simple reason that they can see whats going on in the game in front of them.

So, do you think Redknapp was right to make Keane captain? Leave your comments below.

 

7 comments:

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  2. Gary said,

    I totally agree re Keane as captain. Regardless of how influential a forward might be, most of the play happens behind him in build up play & defence. A good central midfielder is ideal or central defender as you say. keane is a good player who will benefit from the confidence of being captain but his performances are too spasmodic & inconsistent to be made caprain.

    Gazman, lifelong Spurs fan.

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  3. i dont agree with u cotsy.....robbie keane is the man and has a big character and baggs loads of goals and he is the republic of ireland skipper.last season when king was injured he was a super vice captain and in my opinion he is a fukin good player.
    rafa benitez is shit and is a spanish naker he barely gave keane a chance and i have something else RONALDO IS A GREAT PLAYER BUT IT ENOYS ME WHEN HE PUTS HIS HANDS IN THE AIR AND MOANS AND IF HE STOPPED DIVEN HE WOULD BE MY FAVOURITE PLAYER. The slickest player goin is robinho he busts the skills and is slick...............

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