Rafael van der Vaart has hailed Jose Mourinho as an ‘wonderful coach’ – and even thanked him for telling him to depart Actual Madrid in 2010.
The previous Netherlands worldwide performed beneath Mourinho on the Bernabeu however spent simply two seasons there earlier than he was bought to Tottenham.
Mourinho has been criticised this season for his dealing with of Dele Alli and Gareth Bale this season, though each at the moment are having fun with higher occasions.
However Van der Vaart imagine his honesty is just a superb factor and helped him drastically in his profession.
At Actual Madrid, the Portuguese had signed Mesut Ozil and informed the midfielder that he was too good to take a seat on the bench and will go away.
“He’s an incredible coach. I had him for simply two seasons at Actual Madrid. He’s an trustworthy man and I feel virtually each participant who works with him, nobody is speaking unhealthy about him,” Van Der Vaart informed talkSPORT 2.
“Meaning he’s defending his gamers, trustworthy and meaning lots to gamers.
“Though at the moment he informed me ‘Rafa, I’m going to purchase Ozil. So I feel it’s higher you allow the membership. If you’re staying, it’s additionally okay however you’re too good to be on the bench. Try to go elsewhere’.
“I left for Spurs, so on the finish I’m additionally actually completely satisfied to him.”
Van der Vaart spent two seasons in north London, scoring double determine objectives in every marketing campaign.
He performed with Gareth Bale at Spurs and ispleased to see him getting again to his greatest with the membership having rejoined on mortgage from Actual Madrid final summer season.
The Wales star has scored 4 objectives in his final three Premier League video games and they’re going to hope he’s at his greatest for the North London derby on Sunday.
Van der Vaart stated: “I’m completely satisfied that he’s again at Spurs, however I’m extra completely satisfied that at what he’s doing now as a result of I feel he’s an excellent participant.
“He did a lot for Actual Madrid and he deserved what he’s getting now and I hope it’s going to remain like that.
“I hope he may give Spurs a title after a very long time, or FA Cup, or Champions League, or Europa League or Premier League.
When requested in regards to the north london derby, Van der Vaart added: “I’ll say it’s going to finish up Arsenal nil, Spurs three. I’m so impressed with Harry Kane and Son.
“I performed with him at Hamburg and we had such an excellent connection. He’s so good with each legs, he’s fast, such a pleasant man as you already know.
“Bale is again in high form as a effectively so I feel will probably be 0-3.”