While Jermain Defoe was sending out some mixed messages over how he sees his future, Rafael van der Vaart insisted that he wants to stay at White Hart Lane.
Some sections of the press argued that VDV would be the first to seek a move after Tottenham failed to finish in the top four but the Dutchman claims this isn’t the case: “I won’t be looking to leave Tottenham to play in the Champions League. I have only been here one year. I have enjoyed my year and we will see what next season will bring.
“We always want to play in Europe. It is good to have the experience from the Europa League and it would be a nice title to win.”
VDV arrived at the end of August and quickly became a fans favourite. Lately though he has attracted some criticism from certain fans over fitness and the suggestion that he upsets the balance of the team.
Fans from outside the club are amazed to see any concerns over Rafa and it certainly looks like the player himself is happy at White Hart Lane for 2011-12 and maybe beyond. Now is the time to get the strikers we need to bring the best out of Van der Vaart, for he really is a player that needs a team built around him.