Tottenham Hotspur fans react to Nacer Chadli injury update - blessing in disguise?

Nacer Chadli

The Belgian is set for an extended period on the sidelines.

Tottenham Hotspur today confirmed - via their official website - the extent of Nacer Chadli’s ankle injury, with six weeks the expected recovery time.

The Belgian limped off after 11 minutes during the Lilywhites’ draw with Liverpool on Saturday and will now miss several crucial fixtures in the coming weeks.

Chadli has started all nine of SpursPremier League fixtures this season but has failed to produce the kind of return he managed last term.

The former FC Twente star bagged 13 league goals last campaign, in what was his most successful spell since his arrival in the summer of 2013.

It’s been a different story this time around however, with just the one goal to his name – and there is the feeling that a spell on the sidelines for the 25-year old might not be such a bad thing for Spurs.

Clinton N’Jie came on for his injured team-mate and is now in line to make his first start since his summer move from Lyon.

Andros Townsend, Dele Alli and Moussa Dembele represent three further options which could be deployed in an attacking midfield role – all of which would be preferable to Chadli based on recent form.

Reaction on Twitter seemed to reflect the fact that the latest addition to Tottenham’s injury list could well prove to be a blessing in disguise:

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