Tottenham defender Van der Vaart, who scored the winning goal with an assist from Son Heung-min, has been named to the Premier League's weekly Best 11.

Tottenham defeated Nottingham Forest 3-1 in the 32nd round of the 2023-24 Premier League on Monday morning (Aug. 8) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Van der Vaart, who started the entire game at center back for Tottenham, scored the game-winning goal seven minutes into the second half to secure the victory over Nottingham Forest. Van der Vaan collected a pass from Son Heung-min and struck a powerful left-footed strike from the edge of the penalty area into the top corner of the net. With the win over Nottingham Forest, Spurs moved up to fourth place in the league with 18 points (6 wins, 7 draws, 7 losses), one point clear of Aston Villa (60 points), who have played one more game.

The BBC announced its Premier League weekly best 11 on Monday, and van der Vaan was one of the defenders named in the top 11. Crooks, who picks the BBC's weekly best 11, said of van der Vaan: "It was a shot that the keeper couldn't move at all. 'I knew van der Vaan had pace and awareness, but I didn't realize he had the shooting ability he showed against Nottingham Forest. It was the best finish I've ever seen from a two-toucher. It was an important goal for Tottenham in their race for the top four in the Premier League. It was a powerful goal that silenced Nottingham Forest, who were a potential danger to Tottenham.

Van der Vaan, who scored the winning goal with an assist from Son Heung-min, explained the circumstances of his goal: "When Sonny (Son's nickname) got the ball, I thought. "When Sonny (Son Heung-min's nickname) got the ball, I thought, 'If he gives me the ball, I just need to hit it hard,' and then when I saw the ball fly away, I only had one thought. It 메이저사이트 was a goal," he said, indicating that he had a premonition of the goal the moment he shot.

Since joining Spurs this season, van der Vaan has been a competitive force in the Premier League. Spurs have won 13, drawn 5, and lost 2 of their Premier League games with van der Vaan in the lineup this season.

Commentator Jamie Redknapp, a former Spurs midfielder himself, said: "You could see the difference when Spurs lost van der Vaan to a hamstring injury. "When van der Vaan was van Dijk's age, Van Dijk was not the player he is now," said Redknapp, who was a midfielder at Spurs, "and I don't see why he can't do what Van Dijk has done if he stays injury-free. Van der Ven will only get better as long as he doesn't suffer injuries that could affect his hamstrings and speed."

Watkins (Aston Villa), Calvert-Lewin (Everton), and Morrison (Luton Town) were named to the BBC's Premier League weekly Best 11 forwards. In midfield, Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Mainu (Manchester United), Guimaraes (Newcastle United), and Rice (Arsenal) were named, while Saliba (Arsenal) and Gabriel (Arsenal), along with van der Vaan (Tottenham), rounded out the defense. In goal, Pickford (Everton) was selected.