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Van der Vaart wants to lighten up

July 2, 2013
By Jens Weber, Germany Correspondent
Hamburg skipper Rafael Van der Vaart has admitted he needs to get back in trim after returning from his summer holiday carrying a little extra weight.

The 30-year-old Netherlands international told German newspaper Bild: "I stepped on the scales - and jumped straight off again. But when you are on holiday for four, five weeks, it is good to savour it."

He said he would be targeting European football next season, explaining: "A club like HSV needs to play in Europe. Everything ...

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