Van der Vaart praises Tottenham defence

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has given credit to the club’s defenders for their impressive start to the season.

Sebastian Bassong and Younes Kaboul were at the heart of the Spurs backline as a brace from van der Vaart helped them to a 2-1 victory at Blackburn last Sunday.

The Dutchman however was quick to pass on the praise for his display his teammates at the other end of the field.

“When you score you’re always in the headlines, but I think the defenders were amazing,” he told Spurs TV Online. “This season they’ve been unbelievable for us.”

Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier League table, having won five of their last six matches.

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