Chadli turned down Swansea.
Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli has confirmed he rejected a January loan move to Swansea City.
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The Belgian, 24, has struggled to hold down a first team place since arriving at White Hart Lane from FC Twente in the summer and his agent said last month the winger wanted to leave.
Chadli dismissed the rumours with an Instagram post encouraging Spurs fans to ignore media ‘bullsh*t’ but has admitted a temporary switch to the Liberty Stadium was a genuine possibility.
“It was a possibility, but it is in the past,” Chadli is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“I had to make a decision and my decision was to stay. Everything was not clear so I wanted to stay at Tottenham and play for my club. I have signed for five years and I’m happy.
“When I came to Spurs, I knew I wasn’t going to play in every game as we have 60 matches in a season.
“I came and got injured, played, got injured again and so I haven’t played as much as I have wanted, but we have a big squad with a lot of good players and we have to compete with each other. I have to work hard in training and show it when I play.”
Chadli scored his first league goal in Wednesday’s 4-0 win at Newcastle with a stunning long-range strike to help Spurs move within three points of 4th place and just seven behind leaders Chelsea.
The forward says the Reds are in Tottenham’s sights.
“We have to keep playing like we did at Newcastle and keep going in every game for 100 per cent to get the three points. With five games to go, we will see where we are.
“We are not looking to go above Chelsea. We are looking at Liverpool, who are directly above us and we have to go there in a few weeks, so that will be a big examination.
“We are within touching distance of the top. We have had a good week, but in one week everything can happen, everything can change.
“We can be up or we can be down, so we have to stay alert and play our game like we did at Newcastle, although I would say everything is possible this season.
“It is a very different league this season, because a lot of teams are taking points off each other and are playing at around the same level.”