Robbie Keane Denies Slide-Tackling Two Girls In A Bar
Former Spurs player Dorian Dervite shared a quite incredible story of how Robbie Keane introduced him to English football - but the Irish legend has poured cold water on it.
Dervite, a former France youth international, joined Spurs in 2006 but only made one appearance against Port Vale when he played at centre-back alongside Michael Dawson.
The 29-year old was a Spurs player for four years, spending the majority of his time playing for the youth and reserve sides as well as a short loan spell with Southend United.
:tv::soccer:Votre rendez-vous de la fin de soirée sur #SFRSport 1 ? :grinning::fire:C'est #LeVestiaire avec Dorian Dervite pic.twitter.com/WJTyGS4AEa
- SFR Sport (@SFR_Sport) May 15, 2018
Yet despite not been a first-team regular, the Bolton Wanderers defender told a story about former Spurs captain Keane and it involves drinks, a bar, slide tackles and two girls.
Speaking on SFR Sport show "Le Vestiaire", he revealed:
"After two or three drinks, he started coming towards me and said to me, 'I will show you how to do a real slide-tackle in England.'
"I held onto his glass and then he started to sprint and finished by tackling two women who were at the bar."
The best part of this story is how he had Dorian Dervite literally hold his beer. https://t.co/BNW6KdlX5S
- Cartilage Free Captain (@cartilagefree) May 16, 2018
Ex-Spurs Dorian Dervite on Robbie Keane :joy:
"After 2 or 3 drinks, he started coming towards me and said to me "I will show you how to do a real slide-tackle in England." I held onto his glass and he started to sprint and finished by tackling two women who were at the bar." pic.twitter.com/8EfGyhTAp6
- Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) May 16, 2018
Dorian Dervite has revealed once #thfc team-mate Robbie Keane slide-tackled two girls in a London bar during their time at the club. pic.twitter.com/iz53r0fiUj
- Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) May 16, 2018
As outstanding as the story is, well-travelled striker Keane says it is "absolutely false" and that Dervite is making up to try and get publicity.
Dervite left Spurs in 2010 and joined Villarreal's B team. After spending two years in Spain, he returned to England with Charlton Athletic before signing for Bolton in 2014 - where he's made 73 appearances in four years.