Many Tottenham Hotspur fans are drooling over ‘devastating’ throwback footage of Rafael van der Vaart after the Dutchman scored a counter-attack goal for the north London club against Aston Villa (via Tottenham Hotspur).
The goal put Spurs 2-0 up as van der Vaart scored his second of the game despite Jermain Defoe getting sent off in the first half. Tottenham eventually won the game 2-1 as Marc Albrighton, who has since won the Premier League title with Leicester City, pulled one back for Villa, but it was Harry Redknapp’s Spurs that were celebrating at the final whistle (full match report via Sky Sports).
Indeed, he made 77 appearances in total for Spurs in all competitions, scoring 28 goals and providing a further 18 assists, according to Transfermarkt. Obviously, his time in North London had followed an impressive career playing for the likes of Ajax and Real Madrid before moving.
These Spurs fans certainly remember the midfielder from his time at the club, and many supporters were drooling on Twitter over the ‘devastating’ footage of his goal:
Jesus !! What a goal, first touch from VDV outrageous
— Mark Redmond (@MarkRedmond2016) March 22, 2020
I miss him
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) March 22, 2020
— Deco (@miamibyrne) March 22, 2020
Loved Rafa at spurs. What a player to watch and his passion for spurs was there to see and still is to this day.
— Gary 🏴 (@garydonTHFC) March 22, 2020
He was such a composed finisher. Loved the bloke
— Carl Collen (@carl_collen) March 22, 2020
My favourite @rafvdvaart goal. Great Spurs counter attack, finished by Rafa in the postage stamp in bottom corner 👍
— TheSportsDean🎯 (@TheSportsDean) March 22, 2020
Great finish Rafa. Thank you man! X
— Bobby De La Vega (@BobDeLaV) March 22, 2020
Made a difficult finish look so easy. Wish he stayed with us for longer.
— Damien 🐓 (@DamienCOYS) March 22, 2020
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