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Sunday December 13 2020
Van der Vaart: 'Maradona better than Messi'

Rafael van der Vaart has revealed he ‘didn’t get along’ with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and explained why Diego Armando Maradona was better than Leo Messi.

The ex Real Madrid star played with Ibrahimovic at Ajax, in the early 2000s.

“We were young, he wanted to be the no 1 and I wanted the same, we were not friends but we were a nice striking partner on the pitch. He was a no 9 and I was a no 10,” the Dutchman told Tuttosport.

Is Ibra the best player he’s ever played with?

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Tuesday June 5 2012
Van Der Vaart: 'I want Serie A'

Tottenham Hotspur star Rafael Van Der Vaart admits he would “like to play in Italy,” as he has a “good feeling” about Serie A.

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Thursday May 19 2011
Van Der Vaart in Milan link

After links with Napoli's Marek Hamsik and Javier Pastore of Palermo this week, Milan are now being paired with a move for Rafael Van Der Vaart.

The Corriere dello Sport claims that the Tottenham player is one of the club's top priorities on the transfer market.

Milan are looking to build a side that is competitive enough to fight for the Champions League and see Van Der Vaart as a useful addition.

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Tuesday February 15 2011
Van Der Vaart expects open game

Tottenham playmaker Rafael Van Der Vaart expects tonight's Champions League encounter with Milan to be a "very open game."

The 28-year-old Holland international is doubtful to start at San Siro and faces a late fitness test for the first leg of this second round match.

Interviewed in La Gazzetta dell Sport, he said: "It's a very open game but we have beaten Inter and know that we can also beat Milan.

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Tuesday February 15 2011
Van Der Vaart fit to face Milan

Tottenham midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart has been passed fit to face Milan in the first leg of tonight's Champions League knock out tie.

The Holland international was absent from Spurs' 2-1 win against Sunderland on Saturday after picking up a calf strain.

It eases Harry Redknapp's injury worries ahead of Tottenham's second trip to San Siro this season, the first being a 4-3 defeat to Inter in the group stages.

Tottenham will be without Luka Modric and perhaps even more importantly star winger Gareth Bale.

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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.

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