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Tottenham manager defends Keane substitution

We saw a couple of temper tantrums in the Premier League this weekend. First, there was Shane Long having a hissy fit after being brought off at Anfield. Then it was Robbie Keane’s turn to throw his training top on the ground after being replaced by Darren Bent at Eastlands on Sunday. However, the Daily Mirror report that Juande Ramos has no issue with the Irishman’s reaction, although felt it was the right decision to make at the time.

Ramos said: “I didn’t see his reaction, but it’s normal and players want to play all the time. They are disappointed when they are replaced and that’s football. But we have a squad of players on the bench and we have to share out the minutes.

“We have players on the bench who need some minutes and others who need a rest because they have played a lot of minutes.”

Keane had earlier put Tottenham into the lead with a well-taken goal, although it will be interesting to see if the player starts against Chelsea on Wednesday. Spurs’ season is in danger of fizzling out after winning the Carling Cup final, although their fans will demand they put up a fight against the Blues in this fiercely-contested London derby.

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