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Van der Vaart – Spurs Faithful Persuaded Modric To Stay

Rafael van der Vaart has revealed he thinks Tottenham’s fans  were an important factor in persuading Luka Modric to remain at White Hart Lane.

The Dutch maestro believes the way the fans reacted to Modric played a major role in keeping the Croatian at White Hart Lane following Chelsea’s relentless pressure to sign him in the summer. 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.”



  1. John

    November 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

    He certainly wouldn’t have got that reaction from the chavs

  2. billy the yid

    November 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    gotta love r vdv

  3. Jima

    November 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm


  4. George

    November 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I thought the contract and Levy made him stay.

  5. jerkinmahjurgen

    November 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Vdv is learning Harrys’ media skills.

    • kayespurs

      November 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

      You got that absolutely right!!! Exactly what was on my mind…too much media talk

  6. Anon

    November 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Total crap!
    Ive not even bothered reading the dross, the headline was enough!
    Nothing to do with ‘Spurs faithful’ or anything else. He was not for sale – End of! He wasn’t going anywhere.

  7. Bubble9

    November 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    He could have got really stroppy (like Tevez) demanding a move and going awol, but what I think VdV means is that he was pleasantly surprised at the reception he got from the fans, and put it behind him and and got on with the job, where we are now sitting level on points with the chavs with a game in hand. Hopefully by the end of the season we will be above them too (3rd maybe) and he and the other players wont have any reason to want to move.

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