Tottenham fans react as Nacer Chadli becomes World Cup hero, some want him back

Belgium's midfielder Nacer Chadli celebrates after scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Belgium and Japan at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don on...

West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli scored for Belgium in a dramatic 3-2 win over Japan.

Nacer Chadli of Belgium scores past Eiji Kawashima of Japan his team's third goal  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at Rostov Arena on July...

Belgium are into the last eight of the World Cup after producing a stunning fightback to beat Japan 3-2 on Monday night.

Roberto Martinez's men were expected to coast past Japan after winning all three of their group stage games, but were subdued in the first half – and were then rocked after the break.

Genki Haraguchi pounced on a mistake from Jan Vertonghen to put Japan into a shock lead, before fellow winger Takashi Inui unleashed a superb strike to put Japan 2-0 up with 25 minutes to play.

Nacer Chadli of Belgium scores past Eiji Kawashima of Japan his team's third goal  during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at Rostov Arena on July...

Martinez desperately threw on Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli, and after Vertonghen pulled one back, Fellaini equalised, with Chadli finishing off a sweeping counter-attack to score the winning goal with the last kick of the game.

Japan were left completely stunned as Belgium turned the game on its head, and Martinez now has a meeting with Tite and his Brazil side on Friday night having somehow guided his side to the quarter-finals.

Whilst Martinez has Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku at his disposal, Chadli was the hero, coming off the bench to save his nation having been a questionable call-up in the first place.

Belgium's midfielder Nacer Chadli celebrates after scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Belgium and Japan at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don on...

The 28-year-old hadn't completed 90 minutes at domestic level since an EFL Cup tie against Accrington in January, but the West Brom man showed he can still contribute at the highest level with his last-gasp winner.

Tottenham sold Chadli in 2016, and Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to his goal, with many claiming that they want him back as he is still better than Erik Lamela or Moussa Sissoko, with others joking that he is clearly Belgium's best winger ahead of Chelsea man Hazard.

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