Nacer Chadli's return means we can score from anywhere, claims Vertonghen

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Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen has paid tribute to his teammate Nacer Chadli.

Jan Vertonghen has told the Tottenham Journal that the return of Nacer Chadli means they have goals throughout their side.

Chadli, who has notched nine times in all competitions this campaign, has seen the limelight taken away from him because of the form of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, but Vertonghen was keen to praise his compatriot earlier today.

Although the central defender admitted that Kane and Eriksen are 'unbelievable' players, he also had time to recognise the function that Chadli had performed for the side this campaign. 

“Harry and Christian are just unbelievable players - but I don’t want to just talk about them," he said. "We’re very happy that Nacer is back and we can score from everywhere."

Chadli has been missing after being given time off due to a family bereavement, but the winger will be hoping to get back to his best now he is in training. 

Chadli has arguably been the side's most improved player under Mauricio Pochettino and he is beginning to show why he was identified as a good addition back in 2013.

The 25-year-old made a slow start to his career in England, struggling to make an impression last term, but he has become one of Spurs's key players now and much of this owes to his attitude.

Chadli has changed his diet, increased his workload in training and knuckled down to maximise his ability and he is seeing his hard work rewarded.

Vertonghen's praise should boost his already high confidence further and he looks set to play a major part in the remainder of Spurs' campaign, as they chase a Champions League spot. 

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