Spurs star: It’s win or bust at Euro 2012

07:50 06 June 2012

Rafael Van der Vaart, Netherlands

Rafael Van der Vaart, Netherlands

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Rafael van der Vaart believes that Holland have to aim to win the trophy

Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart has revealed that only winning Euro 2012 with Holland will be classed as success.

The Oranje are one of the favourites for the tournament and the Spurs midfielder has played up his side’s chances.

“The EURO will be a success for us when we win it,” he told UEFA.com.

“And you have to say that out loud as well, because saying things like ‘a semi-final is nice’… No, we were finalists in the World Cup, so we also need to have the highest ambition now.”

Van der Vaart also believes that this is his best chance to lift a major international trophy.

“It’s also a case of being the ideal age now,” he explained. “I won’t say it’s now or never, but it’s certainly a moment that you could describe as, ‘If you can do it now, then it should definitely happen.”

Holland are in Group B with Denmark, Germany and Portugal.

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