After his man of the match performance at the weekend, Rafael van der Vaart claims that this current Spurs side is capable of beating anyone as they attempt to reclaim a Champions League place for next season.
“We’re so confident at the moment, we know we can win every game, especially when we play our game and play good football,” said VDV.
Key to success over a season involves obeying that old football cliché of winning when you’re playing badly and Rafa underlined that point after the Blackburn victory.
“It was important to win at Blackburn,” he added. I don’t think we played our best game but we won and that’s what matters. We have five wins and a draw and as I said, we have a lot of confidence.”
Whether you’re a fan of Rafael van der Vaart or not, his goals have often made the difference in narrow wins such as these and if Spurs are to beat any opponent that is put before them, the Dutchman’s influence could be key to a successful 2011-12 campaign.