Nacer Chadli’s contribution to Tottenham’s 2013-14 campaign was a mixed one. Along with the majority of the seven players to arrive at the club last summer, he impressed and frustrated in equal measures as he finished the season with five goals in 34 matches in all competitions.
We did get a glimpse of what the Belgian could possibly offer the club moving forward when he scored twice against Benfica in our final Europa League tie of the season. Speaking to the club’s official website, Chadli said he was targeting more goals in the upcoming campaign.
“It’s always good to score goals for this Club,” he said. “It makes me proud and other people are proud of you if you score goals. It also helps the team to win games.
“My goals were among my personal highlights of my first season at Spurs as well as my home debut in the friendly against Espanyol last summer. To put the Tottenham shirt on for the first time at White Hart Lane was a good feeling.”
Nacer could be one of the players under pressure now that Mauricio Pochettino has arrived at White Hart Lane while there is a feeling among some supporters that the player is a better option on the wing than Andros Townsend. Can Chadli enjoy a more productive campaign in 2014-15 and how does the coach get the best out of him?