Rafael van der Vaart tells of life growing up in a caravan
The Spoiler can’t best ‘CaraVan der Vaart’, well played The Sun
New Tottenham recruit Rafael van der Vaart hasn’t done much to change the negative stereotype of caravan-dwelling travelers this morning, telling The Sun he hopes to bring some of the Snatch-style fighting spirit he accquired in his youth to Spurs’ Premier League campaign.
We presume he’ll leave the ‘riding ponies into pubs’ and ‘stealing copper wire’ skills at home.
More pics of Rafa and his sexxxy wife Sylvie glamming up Spurs training ground after the jump
Says the number 11:
The caravan was the way my family lived. My father was born in one and it is a lifestyle. Maybe it is not a normal one but I always liked it. For me it was nice because it was different, although everyone was looking and saying, ‘Isn’t it strange to live there?’
It helped me, though, because I was like a street fighter. You have to fight for your place.
I always played football on the street. Then I was 10 and went to Ajax and played there for almost 12 years. Then life starts to change. When I was playing in the first team for Ajax, I bought a house for my parents. Their lifestyle changed and now they are living in a normal house. It was the first time they had ever lived in one so it was strange for them.
Any Spurs fans wanting to catch a glimpse of their idol, just drive through Chigwell until you find the house with an old sofa and some broken washing machines outside.
[pics via RTL Boulevard]