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.

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  1. I don’t think there is any doubt anymore over who should start. Rafa’s scored 21 goals in 45 apps for us. That’s unreal for a midfielder. Add in his assists and he’s probably been involved in about 35 goals or so. Defoe’s contribution has been nowhere near that.

    That being said, it is a long season. Rafa will have his injuries, so Defoe will get his chance. The key will be for Radknapp to keep Defoe interested until then!

  2. He is the man… Forget the positional uncertainties – that is Harry’s lookout. Here we have a class player, who wants to win every game and gets p*ssed off if he doesnt play and who scores more than our strikers. And yet there were some muppets who wanted Defoe/Lennon ahead of him, or to sell him…
    Just sit back and enjoy the show he puts on. Fabulous player.

  3. I think we should try playing both using the succesful barcelona formation of 4-1-2-3

    ===========adebeyor==========
    ===bale===============defoe===
    ========vdv======modric=======
    ===========sandro============
    akotto====king======kaboul===walker
    ============friedel============

  4. 4-1-2-3? Sorry but that would be a rubbish formation..it would seriously hinder the pace of our game..bale needs width to get past the fulback and whip in those inviting balls.. Also no kyle walker?

  5. 4-1-2-3? Sorry but that would be a rubbish formation..mate.it would seriously hinder the pace of our game..bale needs width to get past the fulback and whip in those inviting balls.. Also no kyle walker?

  6. 4_2_3_1
    ………Friedel
    Walker king kaboul BAE
    ….Sandro Parker
    Bale VdV Modric
    Adebayor

    Parker and Sandro will give the AM’s plenty of posesion. We have loads of backup in terms of our squad in this formation. Lennon,kranjcar,pienaar,giovani, at AM , huddlestone,livermore at DM or even Kaboul when we have more CB’s available and Adebayor can expect competition from Damiao if he comes!
    COYS

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