Spurs’ Rafael van der Vaart feels for Jermain Defoe as the duo battle for a starting spot.
Defoe has found himself on the bench for the last couple of games with Redknapp opting for the combo of Emmanuel Adebayor and the Dutchman.
Van der Vaart believes that he can play alongside Defoe and hopes to have the opportunity to prove this during the season.
It looks as if Defoe will be on the bench again this weekend, especially since VDV bagged a brace against Blackburn on Sunday.
“I just score my goals when I am picked,” Van der Vaart told the press.
“I feel that I am a starting player so I am not worried about starting, but of course I feel sorry for Jermain.
“I feel also that we can play together, so we will have to see what happens throughout the season.”
“I am now 100 per cent fit. I am playing and I am scoring goals – I can’t do any more than that. Every day I am feeling better,” he continued.
“I do not have to manage the injury, now I can do whatever I need to do on the pitch.
“In the beginning you have to be quite careful and you feel scared a little bit but now I hope it stays like this.”
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