Van der Vaart: Important victory

22-12-2008

Van der Vaart: Important victory

Rafael van der Vaart says it was important to finish the year with a victory.

Real madrid on Saturday beat Valencia 1-0 through a goal from Gonzalo Higuain lifting the team into fifth place.

“We failed to capitalize on our chances but we won the match. The game was tough but the important thing is that we finish the year with a victory,” says Rafael van der Vaart.

“I was replaced 10 minutes into the second half due to a contracture on my right hamstring muscles. We will find out today how severe an injury it is.”

“We’re looking forward to rest over the holidays with our families and will return  looking forward to continuing along a more positive path and playing the way Real Madrid should.”