There is no news yet with regards to the severity of Rafael van der Vaart’s latest hamstring injury but the story was met with a depressing feeling of resignation among Spurs fans.
VDV has been at the heart of Tottenham’s great unbeaten run with six goals in five games but you always feel that the Dutchman’s next hamstring problem is just around the corner.
Netherland’s coach Bert van Marwijk suggested however that it may just be a mild issue.
‘It is probably a mild sprain, but the game against Germany will come too early’, van Marwijk is quoted as saying.
Van der Vaart recovered much earlier than expected after picking up a similar problem at the start of the season and most Spurs fans will be hoping that the longer than usual break until the Villa game will give him enough time to fully recover.