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Posted 23 March 2012 2:14pm
After our most difficult period of the Premier League season so far, Rafael van der Vaart believes Wednesday's point against Stoke can spur us on to victory at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on Saturday.
Rafa's 93rd minute header off a superb Gareth Bale cross rescued a point in what was a frustrating night for the team, and it put and end to a run of three consecutive defeats in the league.
"It was a hard game, we played a bad game - including myself - but it could be a massive point. The game against Chelsea is important because if we can win then we'll be stronger in fourth place," Rafa told Spurs TV Online.
"Everyone knows we need to play better against Chelsea otherwise we won't have a chance, but we will fight until the end."
The Dutchman's goal against Stoke was his first since hitting the winner against Watford in The FA Cup at the end of January, so does he expect to go on a goalscoring run as we approach the end of the season?
"I hope so! I want to be important with a goal, or with an assist, but sometimes you have phases in the season where you don't play well or don't feel 100%. But I try to fight every game, and when you're not on your best form you've got to fight and try to get a goal to be important to the team.
"We know that we always play well in big games so we're not scared to go to Stamford Bridge. But we will need to be 100% to win there."