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Euro axe 'annoys' van der Vaart

Tottenham forward Rafael van der Vaart claims he was not consulted about being left out of the club's Europa League squad.

Van der Vaart hobbled off during Spurs' 5-1 defeat to Manchester City just over two weeks ago amid fears he had torn the hamstring in his left leg.

Tottenham later confirmed the injury and said they expected the Dutchman to be out for six weeks.

Because of this, and his decision to give priority to Spurs' domestic campaign, manager Harry Redknapp decided to omit the 28-year-old from his squad for the Europa League group stages.

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