Tottenham Hotspur forward Rafael van deer Vaart has expressed his disappointment at being left out of the club's squad for the group stages of the Europa League.
The Dutchman, who signed for Spurs for £8 million last summer, enjoyed a successful first season in English football finishing as top scorer in Harry Redknapp's side.
However, a hamstring injury, picked up against Manchester City, has ruled Van der Vaart out for six weeks, and Spurs felt it would be profitable to aid his recovery by opting him out of European competition.
Van deer Varat said: "I still think it's a peculiar situation.
"Spurs could at least have consulted me. Anyway it's up to the point of no return. I will be focusing on the game against Liverpool.
"I'm pretty convinced I will be fit by then thanks to Dick van Toorn."
The game against Liverpool this weekend, will come three weeks after the Spurs man was ruled out and would be a remarkable turn around for a player deemed not fit enough for European fixtures coming up in the next three months.
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