Van der Vaart eyeing Wembley date

Tottenham attacker Rafael van der Vaart has stated that he wants to get to the FA Cup final, but that this Saturday’s clash with Bolton in the quarter-finals will not be an easy game.

The White Hart Lane faithful will be keen to see their side win after three defeats in a row, whilst the Netherlands international is returning to fitness after frustrating injuries of late.

Van der Vaart missed his country’s friendly at Wembley in February, but he is hopeful that he will get another chance to step out at the home of English football in the near future.

“Wembley is a special stadium and because I missed the friendly against England I’ve never played there,” Van der Vaart told the club’s official website.

“It’s always difficult in the FA Cup, but we will play at home against Bolton so we’ll be strong and we have a good chance of making the semi-finals and playing at Wembley.”

Spurs beat the Trotters 3-0 at home in the Premier League earlier in the season, but the talented playmaker is not taking progression in the competition for granted.

“It won’t make a difference on Saturday. It’s a separate game and we have to win, we don’t want a replay,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight