The Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder admitted that his lack of game time for the Oranje is getting him down, as he feels there is no chance of his 'situation' changing
The Tottenham Hotspur ace was afforded just 19 minutes of game time in his country's Euro 2012 opener against Denmark on Saturday and even though the Oranje lost the game, the attacking midfielder feels there is little chance of him being recalled for Wednesday's meeting with Germany.
"The chance that my situation will change is pretty small," he told Voetbal International. "The coach has made up his mind. He has certain preferences and I'm not one of the players he prefers.
"I don't feel like I can do anything to make him change his mind. We have seen in the past few years that things don't change easily. That's great if you're a starter, but not so much if you're warming the bench.
"I have to admit that it's not an easy situation for me. Some days I feel better than others, but I'm obviously disappointed. I always do my utmost for the team, but it has been without results so far."
Van der Vaart insists, though, that he has no intention of disrupting Oranje's preparations for their must-win Group B encounter with die Mannschaft.
"I will always give 100 per cent," he stated. "I don't want to disturb the group process, and will never make a mess out of it.
"I'm the last person to make demands. Players are not in the position to demand something. However, I feel that I do have the right to voice my disappointment."
Van der Vaart made his first appearance for Netherlands in 2001 and now has 97 international caps to his name.