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Rafa feels the noise!

Posted on 20 September 2010  - 12:00

Rafael van der Vaart said it felt like 'playing in front of 200,000 fans' after kick-starting our comeback against Wolves on Saturday.

Rafa feels the noise!

Rafael van der Vaart said it felt like 'playing in front of 200,000 fans' after kick-starting our comeback against Wolves on Saturday.

Rafa helped raise the roof at the Lane by slotting home the penalty after Alan Hutton was fouled to make it 1-1 with 13 minutes remaining.

Roman Pavlyuchenko side-footed us into the lead with just four minutes left on the clock and full-back Alan completed the turn around for a 3-1 final scoreline in injury time.

"The penalty was a really important moment," reflected Rafael. "It was a great action from Alan Hutton, he did a great job and it was important because it was tough in the second half.

"With how we played the first half, normally you'd score two or three goals and then you win the game.

"We missed those chances and then you can have problems and they scored just before half-time. I'm really happy with the three points because it was important to win this game."

Rafa said the character of the side was all-important. "Sometimes you can get disappointed, not just the players but in the crowd as well, but they really helped us to win.

"It felt like we were playing in front of 200,000 people, and that's a great feeling."

All in all, a home debut to remember for the Dutch playmaker. "To score a goal, for it to be important and just to play for this team, it's an honour," he added.

COMING SOON - Rafael, Gareth Bale and Carlo Cudicini give their reactions to Saturday's win on Spurs TV Online and the official Spurs App.