Report: Keller keen to end career at home
Posted: Sunday September 5, 2004 6:17PM; Updated: Sunday September 5, 2004 6:17PM
LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) -- Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Kasey Keller is disillusioned to have lost his place in the team at the English Premier League club and would like to see out the end of his career back home in the United States.
The former U.S. international, an ever-present for the last two seasons after joining from Rayo Vallecano of Spain in 2001, has yet to play this season after losing his spot to England keeper Paul Robinson, signed from Leeds United in May.
"The hardest part is I played every minute of every Tottenham game for two years and, in my opinion, I wasn't given a chance to carry on," Keller was quoted as saying by British Sunday newspapers.
"If I played poorly and then had to wait for my chance, I can take that. But it didn't matter what, they weren't going to play me," he said of the new Spurs regime under French manager Jacques Santini.
"I can feel my time coming to an end in Europe," said the Washington-born 34-year-old, who moved from Portland University to London club Millwall in 1992 before being transferred to Leicester City four years later.
"This is my 14th season and I'd love to go home and play (there) for a couple of seasons," he said.
"I don't know if I'll be able to get out in the next transfer window, but I hope to finish my career in the U.S."
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