The prognosis on Rafael van der Vaart’s latest injury is better than at first feared and it seems that the Dutchman could well be fit for Monday night’s game with Aston Villa. VDV suffered the problem during Holland’s friendly with Switzerland and was subsequently withdrawn from the Dutch squad to face Germany.
However, according to a number of sources including Sky Sports and the Daily Mail, the injury is slight and the player himself is hopeful of not missing out on any club football.
Meanwhile, it looks increasingly likely that Harry Redknapp will be there to take VDV off around the hour mark as a source close to the manager has hinted at a clean bill of health.
‘Harry is in great form and good shape,’ says the ‘source’.’ He loves being Tottenham manager and is enjoying the football they are playing. He can’t wait to get back to work.’
The prolonged international break has given both manager and players extra time to recover and it’s starting to look as if familiar faces will be back on the pitch and in the dugout on Monday.