Nacer Chadli says that this summer's incoming players at Tottenham are well aware of the expectations on them to perform and insisted that he is not a like-for-like replacement for Gareth Bale.
Bale's move to Real Madrid in the final days of the transfer window was offset by a host of signings made by Andre Villas-Boas and Chadli was one of the highly-rated attacking players to join the side before deadline day came to a close.
He has so far featured for Spurs seven times and has scored twice and with a great deal of pressure surrounding his performances the 24 year old has insisted that he should not be compared with Bale.
"No, the press have maybe labelled it like that but I'm a totally different player," he said, according to ClubCall. "For a start he is left-footed and I am right-footed.
"I'm a totally different player and have a different style."
Chadli is currently with the Belgium team who have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup but face Wales in their final qualifying game tonight. He argued that while he doesn't plan on being just like Bale he does believe that the pressure placed on him when he walked into White Hart Lane will prove to be positive in the long run.
The Belgian explained: "I know the club has expectations of each of the seven players that were signed this summer, but expectations are normal and the pressure is a good thing."
Chadli will certainly have some competition on his hands for the wing position with Andros Townsend impressing for Spurs and England, while Aaron Lennon is once again available after injury and Erik Lamela is adapting to life in the Premier League.
But with a strong Belgian contingent growing at Tottenham including Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen, Chadli will hope he has every chance to prove he is equally capable of helping Spurs to a top four finish.
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