Dimitar Berbatov says he ‘just clicked’ with Robbie Keane

first_imgBULGARIAN legend Dimitar Berbatov reflected on his prolific premier league partnership with ex-Republic of Ireland hitman, Robbie Keane.Berbatov signed for Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen for £10.9 million in 2006 and was a huge hit in the white half of north London.1 Robbie Keane celebrates with Dimitar BerbatovCredit: Times Newspapers LtdHe teamed up with Irish star Robbie Keane and the pair formed an exciting understanding at White Hart Lane for two years.The pair were also pivotal is Tottenham’s League Cup success in 2007 – beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley.The dynamic duo shared the April ‘player of the month’ award in 2007 with Keane going on to score 22 goals that season – and Berbatov 23.The following year, both would go on to score 23 goals apiece – as well as helping Tottenham to their last piece of silverware.MOVED ONKeane moved on to Liverpool in the summer of 2008 while Berbatov made a contentious deadline day move to Manchester United in the same transfer window.However, the Bulgarian forward remembers his time paying with Keane fondly – admitting they did not need to speak much as because of the superb understanding of how each other approached the game.Speaking to the BBC about his time at the club, Berbatov said: “My relationship with Keano…we didn’t speak much. I can’t really explain, but our understanding on the pitch just clicked.”MORE IN SPORTCommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe Bulgarian ace has previously praised Keane and paid tribute to him when he was inducted into the RTE Sport Hall of Fame in 2017.Talking to ESPN at the time, he said: “Robbie was so passionate, always running, while I ran in my head, trying to anticipate the moves and see where the ball was going to go before it went there,” he said.“That’s what good players do. We complemented each other very well and scored so many beautiful goals,” he added.last_img

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