Tottenham ace Van der Vaart grateful for Crouch influence on goals spree

Rafael van der Vaart admits Peter Crouch had a big influence on his goal scoring success at Tottenham last season. The Dutch ace made the most of Crouch's nod downs throughout the campaign.

Rafael van der Vaart admits Peter Crouch had a big influence on his goal scoring success at Tottenham last season.

The Dutch ace made the most of Crouch's nod downs throughout the campaign.

"Crouchy is a great player," Van der Vaart told the Spurs website. "He is a big, tall guy but he can also play fantastic football.

"I remember in my first training session his heading ability was fantastic.

"He has a great technique, sees everything and when I played behind him it was easy to make goals.

"I think my first five or six goals were because he gave me the ball so he has been a really important player for me."

 
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