VDV dreaming of Wembley
Rafael van der Vaart is delighted he now has the chance to fulfil a dream of playing at Wembley after Tottenham reached the FA Cup semi final.
Last Updated: 28/03/12 1:42pm
Rafael van der Vaart is delighted he now has the chance to fulfil a dream of playing at Wembley after Tottenham reached the FA Cup semi-final with a 3-1 victory over Bolton on Tuesday.
The Dutchman has never played at the iconic stadium and missed the opportunity to represent the Netherlands there against England in February due to injury.
It took until the 75th minute for Spurs to breach the Trotters defence and the inspired Adam Bogdan via a Ryan Nelsen header and Van der Vaart admits he's never been as relieved to see an opening goal go in.
"I spoke to the other guys and I can't remember being so happy to score a first goal, and it wasn't even me that scored," he told the club's official website.
"At certain points you are thinking 'please, go in', but after the first goal 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 supposed to play.
"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."