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Van der Vaart can't wait for Wembly debut

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"I can't remember being so happy to score a first goal, and it wasn't even me that scored!" (©GettyImages)
"I can't remember being so happy to score a first goal, and it wasn't even me that scored!" (©GettyImages).

After missing out on the England v Holland friendly in February, Rafael Van der Vaart is looking forward to playing at Wembley for the first time.

Tottenham Hotspur beat Bolton Wanderers 3-1 at White Hart lane last night to set up a semi-final tie with London rivals Chelsea on April 15.

Speaking to the official Spurs website, the Dutchman said: "It's always been a dream to play at Wembley and now we are there.

"It's a great semi-final against Chelsea, plus Liverpool against Everton, so for Spurs fans and football fans everywhere it will be a fantastic day."

Spurs found it hard to find a way past Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan who made a number of top saves, keeping the tie goalless throughout the first half.

Van der Vaart came closest to breaking the deadlock after the break when his curling free-kick struck the bar.

Harry Redknapp's side finally got the breakthrough that their superiority warranted when Ryan Nelson headed home from a corner. Shortly after Gareth Bale doubled the lead with a neatly placed finish.

"I spoke to the other guys," the former Real Madrid man continued. "I can't remember being so happy to score a first goal, and it wasn't even me that scored!

"At certain points you thinking 'please, go in', but after the first you saw the relief and that we were going to win the game.

"It was a great victory and we played some fantastic football, how a Tottenham team is suppose to play."

Kevin Davies gave the White Hart Lane faithful a small scare with a goal in injury time but Louis Saha wrapped the game up with a 20-yard strike into the top corner.

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