Rafael van der Vaart has been dominating the headlines after his double strike on Sunday made it five goals in four games for the Dutchman.
After complaining of being played out of position against Arsenal, Harry Redknapp claimed it was a straight choice between VDV and Jermaine Defoe and while many thought that JD’s partnership with Adebayor shouldn’t be broken, it’s hard to argue with the manager’s choice.
However, Rafa has stated that he feels a great deal of sympathy for Defoe and suggested that the two of them could form Spurs’ first choice strike pairing in the future.
“I just score my goals when I am picked,” he said. “I feel that I am a starting player so I am not worried about starting, but of course I feel sorry for Jermain.
“I feel also that we can play together, so we will have to see what happens throughout the season.”
While it seems unlikely that Harry would consider dropping Adebayor at this stage, Spurs will at some point need to prepare for life after his loan deal is up so could VDV and JD be the long term answer to striking issues at the Lane?