“Rafa is a great lad. I’ve not got a problem with him”


Rafael van der Vaart - Tottenham Hotspur news

Harry Redknapp insists he has no problem with Rafael van der Vaart after alleged criticism.

Van der Vaart scored the opener in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Arsenal two weeks ago, but was unhappy at being made to play on the right wing in the absence of Aaron Lennon.

The former Real Madrid forward, who prefers to play behind a main striker, was quoted in the Dutch press last week saying he had been left “irritated” by the situation, but Redknapp revealed today that the 28-year-old had approached him to say the comments had been misunderstood.

“Rafa came to see me and said to me he didn’t know where all that rubbish came from,” Redknapp said. “Rafa is a great lad. I’ve not got a problem with him. He is a bright, well-mannered, fantastic footballer.

“He played there (on the wing) last year for us, probably seven or eight games and we had some great results. Some of our best results came that way.”

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  1. its like arry has to reassure these fucking prima donnas all the time hes a great girl and I wish he had a [email protected]
    its bollocks!!! they are getting big big money, the only thing to say is you signed a contract and if not happy with it piss off when its finished. I mean you dont get someone trying to sweeten up someone who works for London transport do ya, like hes a great lad and I love the way he presses the buttons to open the doors. My mate worked on the tube once walking the lines at night still managed to get electrocized the cunt


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