The Belgian winger Nacer Chadli has not shown the ability he possessed during his days at FC Twente - the ability to take on and beat defenders.
Chadli struggled to regain his form under former boss Andre Villas-Boas and may continue to struggle under interim manager Tim Sherwood.
He has failed to do what more than 150 players including Asmir Begovic has done - score a single league goal this season, and the fact that he has had no assists registered to his name disappoints the Spurs fans and players further.
After scoring 25 goals in 80 games for former side FC Twente, he was expected to fire under Villas-Boas and help Spurs mount the title challenge, but something significant has been lacking since he has joined Tottenham Hotspur.
For Twente, he could go past any defender by showcasing speed and strength. He bolted past them easily and used to cut inside and hammer the ball into the back of the net, but injuries have troubled him and his performances have suffered.
He was somewhat Ronaldo-like, racing past the opposition stoppers, and if he found a man empty in the box he passed it and the goal was scored. Maybe he has still not got used to the English style of playing football which involves physical strength and stamina. Moreover, Spurs have changed their style of play since the departure of hitman Gareth Bale.
Their play has become more midfield dominated than ever before and Chadli, being a pure winger, is not able to get enough possession to show of his technique and ability. Christan Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson have ensured that ball possession remains with them and in the centre of the midfield.
Chadli has not been given enough game-time by Tottenham and the thought of nurturing his abilities of two footedness and his free-kick technique have disappeared. Without increased playing time, Chadli will surely try to find a new club in the near future.
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