Tottenham’s Redknapp tips van der Vaart for big things

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is of firm belief that new signing Rafael van der Vaart can help them achieve positive results in the Champions League, starting tomorrow night with FC Twente.

Spurs meet the Dutch champions at White Hart Lane in their second group stage match and Redknapp is confident that Holland international van der Vaart will be the man to lead the attack.

"He looks like a top player, real class. He's always on the move and always looking for the ball,” he said.

"He can receive the ball when it's tight and use his body to shield it, and if he's marked he can still receive the ball. That's a fantastic ability to have.

"He sees a pass, has a great left foot - he's a real quality player.

"He wasn't playing at Real Madrid so he came here not really having played any games.

"He's done well to come in and play the games he's played in such a short space of time."

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