Keane convinced that West Ham will stay up

west Ham loan star Robbie Keane believes the way the team are playing at the moment will guarantee their survival.

West Ham striker Robbie Keane is convinced that performances like Saturday’s at White Hart Lane illustrate perfectly why the Hammers will be playing Premier League football next season.

The 30-year-old loan star was unable to play against his parent club last Saturday, but he was hugely impressed by what he saw during the battling 0-0 draw.

“I think as a group of players, we certainly believe we won’t get relegated,” said Keane (pictured), who scored on his West Ham debut against Blackpool in February.

“I think we have to believe after a defensive performance like we put in against Spurs and we certainly have the players in the team who can score goals.

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“The table is so close, so if we get a couple of back-to-back wins, we’re right back up there again.”

Keane will sign a permanent deal at Upton Park if West Ham avoid the drop and the Republic of Ireland striker is hoping that will be the case in the summer.

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“I’m looking forward to my future at West Ham,” he said. “It’s obviously been a little bit frustrating, but luckily enough I’m back fit now.

“The international games have come at a nice time for me. I’m looking forward to playing two games and hopefully getting myself back in the mix again.”

Keane will be hoping to make the starting line-up against Manchester United next week and he believes that the team are capable of an upset.

“United is another tough game, but our home record is decent and we always do well against the so-called bigger teams, so it’s a game I’m certainly looking forward to and I’m sure the lads are too.”

Keane will play for his country against Macedonia and Uruguay.

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