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Van der Vaart in awe of Tottenham fans over Modric backing

Rafael van der Vaart admits Tottenham's fans are the best he's played for.

It was the Luka Modric summer transfer saga that made him realise he is part of something special at White Hart Lane.

He said: "When a player gets an offer for a lot of money, maybe he thinks it is a better club but I think now Luka is happy because he saw how the fans reacted.

"I think any other club would have said to him, 'Get away' - but he came into a match while it was all going on and everyone in the stadium stood up and clapped him! It surprised me.

"At that moment I thought, 'Wow, we can be happy to have fans like this'."

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