Van der Vaart wants to stay

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Rafael van der Vaart has reassured Tottenham fans that he is in things for the long haul at White Hart Lane.

The 28-year-old has found the net on 22 occasions for Spurs since joining the club on deadline day last year, and remains an important figure in Harry Redknapp's plans.

However, last month, van der Vaart and Redknapp had a difference of opinion of the former's work rate but this, it would appear, is now firmly behind the pair.

"Harry has made me feel at home," van der Vaart told The People. "He loves to win and he always puts a lot of attacking players in the starting XI."

And the Dutchman certainly has no intention of leaving the club, despite previous media reports to the contrary.

"I've lived in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Madrid and now London during my career - so I've been in the best cities," he added.

"But London is good and the schools are great for my son there is no reason to leave."

Van der Vaart, meanwhile, is feeling positive about what Spurs can achieve this season; especially after a fine start to the Barclays Premier League campaign.

Since losing their opening two matches, Spurs are unbeaten in their last eight league outings - seven of which have been wins.

"Now we have a chance to be in the top two or three but I think Manchester City, with the squad they have assembled and with their individual players, are too strong this year," he added.

"Beyond that, we should have the same ambition as anyone. Of course Man United always have experience and know how to win but, apart from that, why not? We have a good team.

"I really have the feeling we can achieve something at Spurs."

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