Robbie Keane will turn 35 in July and is still turning out great performances for both club and country.
But the LA Galaxy striker has hinted his MLS move may not have helped his international career and believes he has himself to thank for still featuring for the Republic of Ireland.
Keane’s comments were reported by the Daily Star ahead of his countries’ drama-filled European qualifier against Poland last night as they equalised in stoppage time to grab a share of the spoils.
“Has the Galaxy helped me? I’m not too sure. I think I’ve helped myself because of the way I keep myself and the hunger and the desire that I have.
“It’s okay having the ability, but if you don’t have the hunger and the desire, wanting to play and wanting to still be the best and wanting to still score goals, you’re not really going to do too much.”
The Galaxy skipper is more than happy to run himself into the ground before retiring and happy that he is still playing at the top level.
“I still have that and I have always had it since I made my debut the first day, and nothing has changed since then.
“I’ll stop playing and stop scoring goals when literally I can hardly walk. That’s how much I love playing, it’s fairly simple.”
Has Robbie Keane’s career been hindered by moving to MLS with LA Galaxy?