Rafael van der Vaart hopes he will not be asked to play on the wing regularly
Van der Vaart insists he will continue to play anywhere for the side but has made his feelings quite clear about Redknapp’s current strategy.
“I have definitely had a series of irritations. You want to play in the position where you do best,” he said in The Sun.
“But if I have to chase after an attacking full-back every time, I can’t play my own game to my best ability.
“Sunday was not the first time I have played out wide and I was given the freedom to move infield. But you could see from the goal I scored that my strength lies in the centre of midfield.
“It proves that I am more dangerous when I am close to the goal than when I play out on the wing. I do what the manager asks me to but I hope this won’t be a regular occurrence.”
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