Van der Vaart sends touching message to Spurs fans

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Dom Le Roy

Of all the players to grace the White Hart Lane pitch in recent history, few are as popular among the Spurs faithful as Rafael van der Vaart.

The Dutchman only stayed in North London for a couple of seasons after a deadline day move from Real Madrid in the summer of 2010 but the glorious moments he produced in that time were enough to win him a place in the hearts of many Spurs fans.

The silky attacker was arguably our most potent threat in the final two seasons under Harry Redknapp, as the team made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League on their first attempt.

Tottenham recently launched a new section of the official website dedicated to the legends who have played at the club and, unsurprisingly, Van der Vaart’s name was on the list.

The 37-year-old responded to being named among the club’s legends and insisted that he was proud to be a part of the club’s history.

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Van der Vaart was one of my favourite players ever to watch as he just made football look so easy. I don’t think I have ever seen a player at Spurs with a better first-touch than the Dutchman and that is saying a lot given the amount of technically excellent players we’ve had through our history. The one disappointment with Van der Vaart was that he left too early. I believed he could and should have stayed for at least a couple more seasons.

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