Nacer Chadli gives verdict on summer signings, claims Tottenham have shown ambition

Nacer Chadli believes Spurs have shown their ambition over the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli has told the Daily Mirror that he's excited by the club's summer signings - and claims that they have shown their ambition.

Chadli, 26, is one of the few players to have been successful out of Tottenham's terrible crop of signings from the summer of 2013, having hit 13 goals this season.

With a goal and an assist to his name already this season, Chadli has enjoyed a decent start to the campaign, emerging as one of Tottenham's main attacking threats in the absence of Christian Eriksen.

That was largely because, until recently, Spurs didn't manage to bring in attacking reinforcements over the summer that fans had been so desperate to see.

Eventually, Tottenham did manage to lure Clinton N'Jie and Son Heung-min from Lyon and Bayer Leverkusen respectively, but the failure to land West Brom's Saido Berahino frustrated some supporters.

The ambition of the club has been questioned by some in recent weeks, but winger Chadli has told the Daily Mirror that he is excited by the transfer activity despite failing to land Berahino - and claims that the moves to sign Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer, Toby Alderweireld, N'Jie and Son showed how ambitious Spurs are.

"It’s always good to play with more great players and I think it’s a plus point for us," said Chadli. "I’m excited because a club like Tottenham is a big club and it shows the club has ambition, so for me it’s good," he added.

Supporters may have wanted to see Berahino, another forward or a defensive midfielder arrive at White Hart Lane, but for the second summer in a row, manager Mauricio Pochettino has overseen a calculated transfer window, with Spurs seemingly learning their lessons from that dreadful haul in 2013.

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