Monday November 1 2010
Van Der Vaart on Inter clash

Tottenham ace Rafael Van Der Vaart has given Spurs a boost as they look forward to playing Inter in the Champions League this week.

It was thought that the former Real Madrid player would miss the game though an injury he picked up last Saturday, but he trained this morning and is optimistic over his and his team's chances.

"These are the games when the spotlight is on you as individuals to produce and it is on this stage that we must perform to show our entitlement to be there," said the Dutchman.

"No it won't be easy, how can it be? This is Inter Milan in the Champions League.

"But we have shown our fighting spirit and that anything in football is possible if you have the belief to make it happen.

"We proved that point with 10 men against a very good Inter side [in the first leg] when, had we played another five or so minutes, we might have got it back to 4-4.

"We had the momentum towards the end and we have to maintain that outlook from the start in front of our own fans.

"Big players love big games and we have to show that we have that quality."

Van Der Vaart will come up against fellow Dutchman Wesley Sneijder, the Nerazzurri danger man who inspired them to the treble last term.

"We first met at the Ajax academy when I was 10 and he was nine. We went on to play in the first team and the national side together before meeting up again at Real Madrid," VDV added.

"He's a player we have to contain because he's their inspiration in midfield.

"It's true they have many good players, but we have to make them worry about us and ensure that this game is dictated by what we do.

"We showed Inter what we're about in the second half at San Siro, now we have to believe that we can do it again."