Nacer Chadli's confident advice to Mauricio Pochettino

Nacer Chadli

The Belgian believes his versatility can be a big help for Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli says he can play anywhere along the front line - including centre-forward - and has hinted that boss Mauricio Pochettino is well aware of this, according to the London Evening Standard.

Indeed, Tottenham are in need of a back-up striker for Harry Kane but are leaving it late in terms of signing one before the end of the January transfer window.

Another option, however, is to use the north London side's existing wingers and attacking midfielders, such as Chadli, as centre-forwards in their potential hour of need.

The Belgian is quoted as saying by the Standard: "I can play in all three positions up front and the manager [Mauricio Pochettino] knows that.

"It’s good that I can be versatile. I haven’t played in the position very often. Apart from in pre-season, the FA Cup game at Leicester last week was the first time I had done so.

"But I like it. I like to be close to the goal, to attack the goal, so for me it is fine."

Like some of his Tottenham team-mates, Chadli has suffered dips in form this season.

But, since returning from injury, the 26-year-old has looked sharper and very possibly enjoyed the break he really needed.

In terms of signing a new striker, an apt phrase used on the radio recently was 'don't hold your breath.'

It certainly doesn't look as though Spurs will bring a new forward in at this moment in time, although we know how quickly things can develop at the end of a window.

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