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Chadli: I finally feel at home with Spurs

Chadli took a while to adapt to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Nacer Chadli insists he finally feels at home at Tottenham.

The 25-year-old Belgium international moved to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2013 with a host of other new faces as the club looked to re-invest the record transfer fee they had received for Gareth Bale.

The likes of Paulinho, Roberto Soldado, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela all arrived but - with the exception of Eriksen - most have flattered to deceive since moving to north London.

Chadli, too, struggled in his first season in England but feels he is now starting to play somewhere close to his best having established himself in Mauricio Pochettino's side.

"I feel more comfortable," he said.

"It's not easy when you get injured three times in a row. I haven't been injured this season so I'm very pleased which can help me with my form.

"Everybody expected a lot (in 2013) and that's normal because Tottenham sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and the fans wanted good players back.

"It was a lot of pressure so it was difficult because when you sign so many different players you have to adapt. Some times it can be very quickly or it can take time.

"I am never pleased, I always want to score more. 10 is okay but I want more. Of course when you come to a new club, you have some kind of pressure, you have to prove why they bought you. For me football's a game I want to enjoy, I love it, so you hope people enjoy it also."

Pochettino: It's 'impossible' to stop Lloris Man Utd talk

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he will fight to keep hold of his most sought-after stars this summer, but admits rumours about Hugo Lloris leaving are "impossible" to stop.

Pochettino is powerless to stop transfer rumours. Credit: PA

Spurs are now seven points adrift of the top four and are unlikely to therefore qualify for next season's Champions League.

That could lead to a host of clubs circling around the likes of Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen, with top goalscorer Harry Kane also likely to attract attention in the coming months.

But Pochettino, whose side face Manchester City on Sunday, insists he will do everything he can to keep hold of his talent and not see them leave in a similar fashion to Luka Modric or Gareth Bale have in recent years.

Addressing the rumour that Hugo Lloris may join Man United, he said:

It is a rumour, like with other players, so I have no comment about that.

I don't want to speak about rumours. The rumour from you or from another player. We are focused on trying to finish the season as well as possible. That is a rumour that is impossible to stop but we need to accept it is part of the game.

– Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino


Spurs defender Ben Davies ruled out for rest of season

Tottenham and Wales left-back Ben Davies is out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on the shoulder he dislocated at Southampton last weekend.

Davies will be out until next season. Credit: PA

The 22-year-old has made 14 Premier League appearances for Spurs since joining from Swansea last summer.

An official club statement explained:

Ben Davies has undergone surgery after dislocating his shoulder in Saturday's draw at Southampton.

The Wales international will miss the remainder of the campaign." Spurs have four games left to play, beginning with Manchester City at home on Sunday.

– Official Tottenham Hotspur club statement
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