The Sunday Mirror says the Dutchman played and scored in yesterday’s win at Wigan, but only started because Jermain Defoe was taken ill before the game. Earlier he confided in international team-mates that he is fed up being overlooked by the manager.
Janssen said: “I was taken off in the Champions League against Olympique Lyon and I was really angry. The next moment I received a text message from Rafael, who said he was wondering if I happened to have the same contract as he has at Spurs.
“I asked him what kind of contract that was? He answered: ‘One which states that you are only allowed to play 70 minutes in each match.’”
It was clearly a dig at Harry Redknapp. To add further fuel to the Milan fire Van der Vaart’s beautiful wife, Sylvie, already appears to be preparing for life in Italy.
She has a good career as a TV presenter and actress on the continent. She was voted Germany’s ‘Media Woman of the Year’ and is now planning to conquer Italy. To pave the way she has done a big photo shoot with one of Italy’s most popular magazines.
Milan may prove a popular destination for both Van der Vaarts.