Van der Vaart is aiming high and he cannot wait to get started at the Bernabeu.
He said: “I will fight to hold down a place in the team but Real Madrid has a lot of great players in their side and so, if I sit on the bench, it wouldn’t be a problem.
“Real Madrid has an objective, and that is to win the Champions League. I can help them but the important thing is to play.
On the summer's hottest transfer saga - Cristiano Ronaldo - he added: “Ronaldo? It would be good if he came.”
Van der Vaart then explained the reason why he didn’t play against Real in the Emirates Cup. The midfielder seems to suggest he missed the clash because he didn’t want to risk an injury.
He continued: “Everyone saw what happened to Wesley Sneijder, things like this can always happen and it was just a friendly.”