Tottenham Hotspur fans on Twitter have been going wild over some recently posted footage of former Lilywhites midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.
This comes after the official Spurs Twitter account shared a post ahead of the upcoming showdown against Arsenal that contained footage of Van der Vaart scoring against the Gunners during the 3-3 draw between the two clubs back in 2011.
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Spurs fans, who were quick to share their responses to this footage.
So, what did these Spurs fans make of this post featuring Van der Vaart?
Look at that play. No faffing.
We need that level of directness in our play again.
— ap (@otheranthony) December 5, 2020
Spurs signed Van der Vaart back in 2010 from Real Madrid for a fee of £9.45 million. Two years later, Spurs sold the midfielder to Hamburg for a fee of £11.7 million after he made 77 appearances for the north London club, in which he managed to score 28 goals and provide 18 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
The bloke just got it didn’t he
— Leo (@leo7thfc) December 5, 2020
From day one he got what it meant to play for Spurs. The greatest signing Levy made. I just wish we had more seasons with Rafa. If half our team had his passion we’d be ok.
— (((Don_ THFC))) (@Dnannery) December 5, 2020
— Ginolaaa (@Ginolaaa1) December 5, 2020
Do you think Spurs should have kept Van der Vaart for longer?
— Alan Brooks (@a_brooks78) December 5, 2020
After the official Spurs Twitter account shared this post, this paved the way for lots of Tottenham fans to have their say on the former midfield man.
Love the man and his passion..?? #COYS # SpursLegend
— Stanley Lim (@junrong18) December 5, 2020
Looking at the replies to this post, it’s clear to see that these Spurs fans still have a lot of love and admiration for Van der Vaart and what he did for the club while he was there.
Looking at how Van der Vaart managed to score four goals in just four appearances against Arsenal for Spurs, it’s clear to see why they still love the Dutchman.