Rafael annoyed over Europa snub
Rafael van der Vaart is unhappy after being left out of Tottenham's Europa League squad that face PAOK Salonika in Greece tonight. The 28-year-old appeared to have picked up a hamstring injury during Spurs' dismal 5-1 defeat to Manchester City.
However, following treatment from a specialist in the Netherlands, the player feels he will be at match fitness earlier than anticipated. "I still think it's a peculiar situation. Spurs could at least have consulted me," he said.