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Van der Vaart pleased with progress

February 21, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Hamburg have come a long way since the start of the season since being "laughed at" at the start of the season, Rafael van der Vaart has said.

Van der Vaart, who returned to the club in the summer, had endured problems earlier in the season after his marital issues were dragged into the public eye.

However, the former Tottenham midfielder feels able to concentrate on his game again and has played important roles in the recent victories over Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia ...

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