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Rafael Van der Vaart questions Harry Redknapp's judgement

Van der Vaart questions Redknapp's judgement
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Rafael van der Vaart expresses concern at being played out of position against Arsenal.

Rafael van der Vaart has questioned the judgement of his boss Harry Redknapp despite Tottenham's 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.

The midfielder said he was played out of position against Arsenal and should not have been subbed.

"I have definitely had a series of irritations. You want to play in the position where you do best," Van der Vaart said.

"Sunday was not the first time I have played out wide and I was given the freedom to move infield. But you could see from the goal I scored that my strength lies in the centre of midfield.

"I do what the manager asks me to but I hope this won't be a regular occurrence."

The Dutch star expressed his disappointment with being subbed and played down Redknapp's concerns over the player's hamstring.

"In my opinion he made a mistake in making his comments about my most recent injury," Van der Vaart commented.

"He took me off because he did not want to take any risks with me. I can understand that but I am convinced I could have played for 90 minutes.

"I was amazed to be taken off. I felt I'd played a great game. I scored and also three times put team-mates in one-on-ones with Arsenal's keeper."

Van der Vaart moved to Spurs from Real Madrid in 2010 for a reported fee of £8m.


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