In-form Keane ready for Ireland's Euro qualifying campaign

In-form Keane ready for Ireland's Euro qualifying campaign

ROBBIE Keane has showcased his fine form ahead of Ireland’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers by scoring twice on Sunday in LA Galaxy’s 4-0 victory over New York Red Bulls.

The 34-year-old striker bagged a brace, beginning the scoring in the eighth minute with an impressive chip and ending it in the 82nd, sending Galaxy to the top of the MLS Western Conference.

Keane has now netted 17 goals this season from his 27 appearances for Galaxy, exceeding his previous best of 16 which he struck in the previous two campaigns.

His current scoring tally will be welcome news for Martin O’Neill, as Ireland host Gibraltar on October 11 and travel to Germany three days later as they continue their Euro qualifying campaign.

Keane said of his form so far this season: "I'm satisfied with what I've done this season and every year the aim is do better than the year before.

"In football, the most important thing is consistency. If you're consistent every year and you can continue and strive to do better than you did the year before . . .

"Every year since I've been here, I've done that. That's all you can ask for. More assists than the year before, more goals this year. To challenge yourself every season to do that."

The Dubliner also spoke of his stunning opener for Galaxy on the weekend and said that the effort was a result from practicing in training.

"I'm always doing it," he said. "And it's better when it comes off, obviously. As soon as I get an angle like that, I'm always going to do that."