We can beat anybody in the world, says Spurs star Nacer Chadli

The Belgian midfielder reflected on last year's campaign in confident mood.

Nacer Chadli came into his own last season at White Hart Lane following a difficult first year in England.

The Belgian struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier League after his £7 million arrival from FC Twente two years ago but found his feet in his second campaign.

The 25-year old managed 11 goals and five assists in the Premier League last season, ranking him among the league’s most productive midfielders.

In an interview on the club’s official site, Chadli shared his thoughts on this past season and looked ahead to the new campaign.

“It was a positive season for me but I can still improve a lot and I know it. So I’m trying to work every day on that and next season you will see a better Nacer Chadli," he said.

The Belgian feels he can improve on his impressive return last season, insisting:

“I think I can score more goals, get more assists and play better games than I did last season.”

He was in confident mood when describing Spurs’ potential. Asked about the thrilling 5-3 victory over Chelsea on New Year’s Day, the Spurs man said:

“When everybody is playing at this level, we can beat anybody in the world.

“If you can score five goals against Chelsea you can score five goals against any team in the world.”

Spurs fans will be buoyed by such signs of confidence in the Spurs dressing room and there were indications last season that Mauricio Pochettino’s men are on the right track.

Finishing fifth with a very small squad of trusted players is no mean feat and there were notable instances where everything just ‘clicked’ for Spurs. Much more needs to be done this summer however, if victories over Chelsea are to become the norm rather than the exception.

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