VDV could play against Sunderland – Redknapp


Harry Redknapp will give Rafael van der Vaart the final say on whether he is fit enough to face Sunderland this evening.

The Dutch midfielder missed the defeat to Bolton at the weekend due to a hamstring injury, but apparently there is a chance he could feature against Steve Bruce’s side.

Redknapp said: ‘It’s like any player, I think you always ask them. The only person who knows how they feel is the player. All the physios in the world can say whatever they want.

‘If you’ve got a pain, the physio can say, “No, he’s okay”, but you say, “No I’m not” – you’ve got to be relying on the player.

‘Of course, if he feels all right, he’ll play. But if he says, “No, I still feel it a little bit”, then that’s the end of him.’

Redknapp added: ‘He limped off at Man United and I thought, “That’s the end of him for a few weeks”, but he came out and played against Inter Milan.

‘With a hamstring, normally you don’t expect him to have a chance of playing.’

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  1. My old man a Spurs fan since the relief of Mafeking just belled me and said "Aint it good"?
    I replied "Whats good"?
    "That the fucking arsenal lost at home"
    He replied.
    I suppose that is good but once Spurs fans were worried about if we won not if the Gunners lost.
    But it is good all the same specially that Chris Hughton a Spurs great is in charge of the toon.I saw Hughton's debut for spurs. He looked a winner after 30 seconds of play. I wonder how many Hughton's team would have got against the present team, about 5-0 I reckon. thats not to belittle our present side just to say that Football is pretty crappy today. I was looking at a rerun of some of Hoddles games for spurs and believe me theres not even his shadow left at the lane today.


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