Is this week’s man of the match a formality or does someone other than Rafael van der Vaart deserve the champagne after his double strike in yesterday’s 2-1 win at Blackburn?
The Dutchman is in a rich vein of striking form with five golas in his last four games and was singled out for praise by manager Harry Redknapp after the match.
“Rafa’s a class finisher, a clinical goal scorer,” said Harry.
“He did the same last season, scored goals for us week in, week out.
“I’ve said this season that he’s capable of scoring 20 goals and being right up there with the top goal scorers, he’s a fantastic finisher.”
Elsewhere, Luka Modric could have equalled VDV’s contribution with shots that brought decent saves from ex-Spur Paul Robinson while Gareth Bale’s trademark runs punctuated the match. On the opposite flank, Kyle Walker showed those Roberto Carlos qualities in setting up the first goal while Rafa praised our entire back four for their contribution after the game.
So who is your man of the match from yesterday’s win?