Robbie Keane responds to Roy jibe and looks ahead to Germany
Ireland skipper hits back at assistant boss: ‘He’s used to it - he’s got bigger tits than me!’
Robbie Keane has insisted he is fully focused on Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualififer against Germany on Thursday night despite his wife recently giving birth. Photograph: Inpho
Robbie Keane has shrugged off breast-feeding jibes from assistant manager Roy and insisted he’s ready for Ireland’s vital European Championships qualifier against Germany on Thursday night.
With Robbie’s wife having recently given birth Roy was asked on Tuesday if his captain would be available for the clash against the Joachim Löw’s side, and he responded in typically dry fashion.
“Yeah, but he didn’t have the baby. Unless he’s breastfeeding he should be alright,” he said.
However Ireland’s record goalscorer has confirmed he is fully prepared for Thursday’s fixture against the world champions, knowing a win would guarantee Martin O’Neill’s men the third place play-off spot in Group D.
He said: “As you can imagine, it’s obviously been fairly hectic.
“We played Seattle on Sunday and then left early Monday morning, my wife had a baby at 7pm on Monday evening, and I left the hospital at 9pm.
“I was two hours in the hospital so you can imagine how that went down!It has been a hectic few days but it has also been very joyful to have a new baby into our family.
“Now I’m here with the Irish team and I’m fully focused.”
But as well as reiterating his commitment to helping Ireland over the qualifying line and into the Euros, the LA Galaxy striker couldn’t resist returning the dig at his assistant boss.
When asked about Roy’s comments, Robbie said: “He’s used to it - he’s got bigger tits than me!”