The Dutch goalkeeper made his Spurs debut in our third round victory over Nottingham Forest last month, as we came back from 1-0 down to win 3-1 in front of our own fans.
With Swansea City when they won the competition in 2013, the 31-year-old would love nothing more than to help us regain the trophy we last won in 2008 – and is relishing another tie on familiar soil.
“We saw against Forest that it is not easy but it is an advantage to play at home, especially against teams from outside the Premier League,” he said.
“There are some tough opponents in the cup but if you are at home you have a chance to win these games.
“Brighton are a good side but at home, we will hope to win, especially with the fans behind us.”
Read the rest of this interview in tonight’s official matchday programme, on sale from various points around the stadium and from the Spurs Megastore, priced at £3.50 for 100 pages.