According to Jamie O’Hara, ROBBIE KEANE once stood out for Edgar Davids with a single punch in a training ground match.
The 35-year-old says the incident happened shortly after the Dutch legend moved to North London in 2005 from Inter Milan.
Davids, 48, quickly became a fan favorite at White Hart Lane, but all did not go well during his early days at the club.
According to O’Hara, the 1995 Champions League winner came to Spurs thinking he was the “main man”, but quickly found out who was really the top dog in the dressing room.
Speaking on talkSPORT last year, he said: “I tell you the person who had a little bit of him – Robbie Keane.
“I remember a story with him and Edgar Davids and I hope he doesn’t mind when I say this.
“We were training and Edgar Davids was from Inter Milan and he thought he was the knee of the bee.
“He thought he was the man and the main man and everything, but people recognized Robbie Keane as the main man at Tottenham at the time.
“I remember him giving it to Keano in practice and they were having a drinking party, and I think he was trying to walk up to Robbie Keane and say something – and Keano ignited him. , great!
“He just went, bang – a punch. Gone.
“Then Davids just picked himself up and walked away – and that was it. He came the next day like, ‘morning, Robbie…’
“He knows – no one messes with Keano. He’s got that Irish thing about him that if he converts, he’ll knock you straight out. “
Despite initial tensions behind the scenes, the 2005/06 season turned out to be a fine campaign for Spurs, but they ended up finishing fifth after losing to West Ham in their final game. together.
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/5059253/tottenham-robbie-keane-punch-edgar-davids/ Spurs legend Robbie Keane knocks out Edgar Davids with a punch while storming onto the training ground, reveals Jamie O’Hara – The Irish Sun