June 18, 2019

Earlier this month when Spurs were preparing to play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, he posted a video of one his favourite goals – a 2006 Champions League belter for Hamburg against the Gunners, while referencing the fact they were playing in the Europa League.

” Middlesbrough and Bristol City will battle it out for a chance to move into play-off contention when they meet at the Riverside on Tuesday night, LIVE on talkSPORT 2. 1 Tony Pulis will be looking for a first win in five Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Championship leaders Norwich was a fifth loss fourth successive loss for Boro, who have not won since beating QPR at the end of February. Meanwhile, Bristol City are coming off the back of an impressive 3-2 win over Sheffield United and are currently a place above Boro in seventh on goal difference.

Where can I listen? Middlesbrough vs Bristol City is live on talkSPORT2, kick-off 7.45pm on 2 April. Click HERE to listen to full commentary, or tune in through our radioplayer below… Confirmed line-ups Middlesbrough: Randolph; Shotton, Fry, Flint, Friend; Howson, Mikel, Saville, Downing; Fletcher, Assombalonga. Subs: Dimi, Ayala, Clayton, Wing, Besic, Tavernier, Hugill Bristol City: O’Leary, Kalas, Wright, Webster, Hunt, Brownhill, Pack, Da Silva, Paterson, Weimann, Diedhiou.

Subs: Pisano, Baker, Kelly, Eliasson, Palmer. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Funny Niall Horan jokes about Sam Allardyce replacing Chelsea target Frank Lampard at Derby ‘Sad prospect’ Niall Horan admits Frank Lampard won’t be able to turn down Chelsea job EXCITING Middlesbrough boss Woodgate aims to get fans back on side with attacking football confirmed Jonathan Woodgate named Boro head coach with Robbie Keane joining backroom staff SUMMER SPREE Aston Villa primed to table ?14m bid for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips NEW SWAN Cooper confirmed as new Swansea head coach fits the bil West Brom appoint Slaven Bilic as their new manager new arrival Man United announce Daniel James deal to complete first signing of the summer ” ” For Tottenham fans, it was a thing of beauty.

Not once, but twice Spurs favourite Rafael van der Vaart nutmegged Jack Wilshere during a barnstorming north London derby in April 2011. In his two years at White Hart Lane, the Dutchman was a huge hit with fans and Van der Vaart has gone as far to say leaving the club was a mistake.

2 Van der Vaart nutmegged Wilshere twice during a north London derby in 2011 and had some words of encouragement as he humiliated his opponent In 63 Premier League games between 2010 and 2012 he scored 24 times, with the game against bitter rivals Arsenal a particular highlight. Speaking to Four Four Two in 2018, Van der Vaart was asked if Wilshere, a player Spurs fans love to hate, said anything after the humiliation. “I don’t remember him saying anything to me,” he said. “All I remember is what I said to him afterwards: ‘Close your legs next time!’” Van der Vaart on the derby “I never had anything against Arsenal, but when I joined Spurs I tried to learn about the club’s traditions and I soon found out about the magnitude of the match. “I always try to immerse myself in the emotions of the fans, and in the derbies against Arsenal I tried to give Spurs fans a little bit of their pride back. “I wanted them to have something to cheer about at work the next morning.” But it’s a game he remembers fondly for other reasons, too. “I had one of my best games that night.

We went 1-0 down, I scored the equaliser, but then we let in two before pulling it back to 3-3, with me scoring another goal. “Luka Modric missed a big chance to make it 4-3 towards the end, which was a pity because we needed to win. I don’t think the supporters had often experienced a derby quite as good as that one – it was an incredible match.” Van der Vaart, who retired from playing in 2018, has also explained his time in the Premier League was the best thing to ever happen to him in football.

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Immediately a key player, he displayed his creativity and ability in front of goal straight away, scoring three goals in his first four Premier League games. And the 36-year-old has never been able to resist digging out Arsenal, who play Tottenham this weekend live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm on 2 March. Earlier this month when Spurs were preparing to play Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, he posted a video of one his favourite goals – a 2006 Champions League belter for Hamburg against the Gunners, while referencing the fact they were playing in the Europa League. 2 Van der Vaart seemed to enjoy playing against Arsenal during his two-year stay at Tottenham – Spurs fans loved him for it “