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Last Updated: Monday, 4 April, 2005, 14:29 GMT 15:29 UK
Arnesen issues warning to Keane
Robbie Keane
Tottenham director of football Frank Arnesen has warned Robbie Keane over his future conduct after the striker's reaction to being an unused substitute.

Keane stormed down the tunnel during the 1-1 draw at Birmingham on Saturday after Mido was brought off the bench.

"You can be disappointed, it's positive when you are, but you must be careful how you show it," said Arnesen.

"The competition is good, we have four very good strikers, so we will have to sit and have a talk with Robbie."

Keane has found himself behind Jermain Defoe, Fredi Kanoute and Mido in the White Hart Lane pecking order but Arnesen does not want him to leave the club.

"I'm sure he'll train hard and when he's needed he'll be up to it, the team is the most important thing," added Arnesen.

"We don't want to see him go, he's a great player. He wants to play but only the manager Martin Jol can make that decision.

"It's who he thinks will be best on the day.

"It's not a big deal so long as he stays within the team spirit."

Jol had already shrugged off Keane's reaction to being confined to the bench and stated: "It's not about him, it's about the club.

"Maybe Robbie Keane was angry but it's not a problem for us, it's his problem. It was difficult enough as it was."


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