Russia boss Dick Advocaat admits he still rates Robbie Keane highly despite the fact the striker has fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.
The Ireland captain is set to line up for his country against Russia this evening in the Euro 2012 qualifier.
“I’m a great admirer of Keane because he’s always there, he always likes to play for his country,” said the former Rangers boss.
“I can understand, if you play for a team like Spurs, then you know there are so many talented players there that you’re not always a regular.
“But I don’t think it’s a big problem for him because his heart is right for a footballer.”
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