Van der Vaart lifts lid on Spurs future plans

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Rafael van der Vaart has handed Tottenham a boost by insisting that he has 'no reason to leave' White Hart Lane.

The 28-year-old Dutch international has been a key player for Spurs since Harry Redknapp snapped him up from Real Madrid in summer 2010.

And, having fired 15 goals for the north Londoners last term, Van der Vaart has now equalled Teddy Sheringham and Robbie Keane’s club record of scoring in five consecutive league games.

Therefore, Spurs will be delighted to know that the midfielder is enjoying his time working with Redknapp and feels London is the right city for his family at this moment in time.

“Harry has made me feel at home,” he told The People. “He loves to win and he always puts a lot of attacking players in the starting XI.

“I’ve lived in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Madrid and now London during my career – so I’ve been in the best cities. But London is good and the schools are great for my son Damian….so there is no reason to leave.”

Van Der Vaart is also pleased with Spurs’ recent form as they sit in fifth position in the Premier League following six wins and a draw from their last seven league games.

“Last season I thought maybe we could achieve more than breaking into the top four – but we played so many games and it was too much for us in the end,” he added.

“Now we have a chance to be in the top two or three but I think Manchester City, with the squad they have assembled and with their individual players, are too strong this year.

“Beyond that, we should have the same ambition as anyone. Of course Man United always have experience and know how to win but, apart from that, why not? We have a good team.

“I really have the feeling we can achieve something at Spurs.”


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