dream for me. Scoring one goal in the Bernabéu is marvellous, but to score three in one game is incredible,” he told AS.
“I am delighted about the way everything went in the game against Sporting for me.
“I must admit that I did enjoy some luck in scoring me three goals. If you tell Ruud or Raúl that they will score three goals they will be happy, but for a midfielder to do it is almost unthinkable.”
Van der Vaart’s second goal of the evening saw him clip the ball in with an audacious back-heel and he admits to being fortunate to see it helped on its way.
“Ihadthe confidence to try something like that and hoped it would turn out well. I connected with my heel and it clipped a defender before going in, which was lucky for me,” he continued.
“After the game I was obviously delighted and I could only sleep for a couple of hours because I was so excited. But now I have calmed down and now I am focussed on Betis.”
Good luck to Van der Vaart in future Real Madrid games, I do think he has a lot of potential (though Real Madrid could have bought him for a little less money), I think he has what it takes to be a Real Madrid player and that is, individual quality.
We need these type of players, who can score beautiful goals and make chances with very little to work with. I think right now we have too many players like Raul and Higuain, who though work very very hard and are instrumental in keeping the moral of the team on a high level but are never expected to perform excessively good.
And I know Raul scored with an unbelievable finish in the last match against Sporting Gijon but that was a one off, the whole team was having fun. Anyway, the point is we need a striker who can score goals like Ronaldo (Brazillian one), who doesn’t thrive on service and who is able to score solo goals.