If the season comes to an end with the league positions as they currently stand, there will be much speculation over some of Spurs’ key players. Rafael van der Vaart however is adamant that he will be staying at White Hart Lane next season whether there is Champions League football or not.
“Even if we don’t manage to get into the Champions League that is no reason for me to leave,” VDV said.
“Any young player wants to play for Barcelona, Manchester United or Real Madrid. But that is something I’ve done, and I am now happy at Spurs.”
Last week, the Dutchman was talking about seeing out his career back in his homeland.
“I see it as an obligation to play football once again in the Netherlands,” Rafa said at the time.
“I have a feeling I have to give something back to the Eredivisie, for what it has meant to me.”
For the time being however, it looks as though Holland will have to wait.