Tottenham manager admits Van der Vaart dilemma after criticism

Harry Redknapp may be into his final season as Tottenham manager, with Fabio Capello set to step down from the England post next summer. There would be nothing better for Redknapp than to win some more silverware with Spurs if this was to be his last campaign, although it appears that he faces some dissent from one of his best…

Harry Redknapp may be into his final season as Tottenham manager, with Fabio Capello set to step down from the England post next summer.

There would be nothing better for Redknapp than to win some more silverware with Spurs if this was to be his last campaign, although it appears that he faces some dissent from one of his best players at the moment.

Rafael Van der Vaart may have opened the scoring against Arsenal on Sunday, although that hasn’t stopped the Dutchman moaning about being played out of position with Redknapp employing him on the left wing.

The Tottenham manager is clearly frustrated by the attitude of Van der Vaart, claiming in The Sun: “Yes, it does seem to be a problem. Rafa can’t run back and chase the full-back. Against the better teams it is a problem.

“Rafa’s best position is in the middle, playing just behind the front man.

“The only problem is that Jermain Defoe plays there too and Jermain is playing very, very well at the moment.

“So, I guess I have got a decision to make, haven’t I? I suppose it’s now between Rafa and Jermain over who plays in the team.”

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