Tottenham fans can’t help but adore the ‘flower boy’ center back. ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min, 31, also showed his affection.
On March 30 (KST), Son uploaded a photo to his social media account showing him talking to the team’s center back, Mickey van der Vaart (22). The photo was posted on Tottenham’s official social media account and shared by Son. He added a heart emoji alongside the photo.
Vander Vaal has become such an integral part of the Spurs organization that even Son is showing affection for him. The Dutch defender joined Spurs last summer from Wolfsburg in Germany. Tottenham were keen to improve their defense, and Vander Vaal was a £25 million acquisition.
Vander Ven has been outstanding this season. He’s started all 10 league games, averaging 1.7 tackles and 3.1 clearances per game. He has a 95% pass completion rate.
Vanderven has pushed Eric Dier, the “stalwart” of the Spurs defense, out of the way to take over the starting center back spot. Vander Vaal’s arrival transformed the Spurs defense. Last season, with Christian Romero-Dyer at center back, Spurs conceded 63 goals in 38 league games. That was the fourth-most conceded out of 20 teams in the league.
This season, Romero and Van der Vaart have been the center backs. With a different partner, the Tottenham defense has been solid. They’ve only conceded nine points in 10 league games. It ranks third in the league for fewest goals conceded.
As a result, Spurs lead the league with 8 wins, 2 draws (26 points) and an unbeaten run of 10 games. They’ve also moved ahead of ‘rivals’ Arsenal (2nd – 24 points) and ‘finishers’ Man City (3rd – 24 points). Expectations are growing that Tottenham can win the title this season. 먹튀검증
Son and Van der Vaart both started against Crystal Palace on Sept. 28, helping Spurs to a 2-1 win. Son scored the winner in the 21st minute of the second half with the team down 1-0. Vanderveen had two tackles, four clearances, and a 99% pass completion rate.
After the game, Son and van der Vaart celebrated their victory by rubbing shoulders and hugging. “After the final whistle, Son and Van der Vaart celebrated the victory,” said The Boy Hotspur. The atmosphere at the club and the bond between the players is the best we’ve seen in a long time.”