Nacer Chadli explains how his role at Tottenham has changed under Pochettino

Nacer Chadli

Nacer Chadli has admitted that he enjoys working under Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli has told Four Four Two magazine that he enjoys working with manager Mauricio Pochettino - even if his role has changed under the Argentine.

Chadli, 25, joined Spurs from Twente back in the summer of 2013, and featured heavily last term, scoring five times in 40 games in his debut season.

The Belgian has continued to play on a regular basis, this time under his third manager at White Hart Lane, with Pochettino replacing Tim Sherwood last summer, following on from Andre Villas-Boas' departure.

With 11 goals in 41 games, Chadli has improved in his second campaign in English football, often getting forward onto the end of crosses to score goals.

Whilst Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane have stolen the limelight for Spurs this season, Chadli has been a solid, underrated contributor - and he puts much of that down to the impact of Pochettino.

Speaking to Four Four Two, Chadli admitted that he feels Pochettino gets the best out of him - and even highlighted how his role has changed this season, with more defensive responsibility required to play in his system.

"I'm enjoying working with him," said Chadli. "I think he's a manager who can get the best out of me. The way we play now is more intense - I have to do more both defensively and going forward, but this is part of the game for a winger."

"Pochettino is a good person and a winner. He understands the players and he wants to help us all to be the best player we can be," he added. 

Despite looking like they'll miss out on a top four place, Tottenham have enjoyed a promising first season under Pochettino - and the future looks bright for Spurs and winger Chadli based on their performances this term.

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