VIDEO: Rafa's reflection
Tuesday, 21 February, 2012
Van Der Vaart looks back at 2009 clash in Amsterdam with FATV.
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Holland star Rafael Van Der Vaart was on the scoresheet the last time England met the Dutch back in 2009 and ahead of the re-match at Wembley next week, the Tottenham Hotspur man invited FATV along to his north London home to look back at the game.
It finished 2-2 in Amsterdam lasy time out, with England coming back from being 2-0 down at half-time with a comeback and brace from Van Der Vaart's Spurs team-mate Jermain Defore in the second half.
And Van Der Vaart admits that the footage shown to him by FATV of those Defoe strikes is the first time he's seen them, after coming off at half-time in that game and missing the second half.
"I remember in the first-half we played really well and got two goals," said Van Der Vaart. "It was from two mistakes from the defenders of England.
"I got changed at half-time with Van Persie and we were in the dressing room sat down talking to each other and all of a sudden it was 2-2.
"I think England had a good, strong team that night and it was not an easy game for us."
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