Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli told the Daily Mirror that he snubbed the opportunity to join Swansea City on loan in January. The 24-year-old admits he considered taking in a spell elsewhere, following a frustrating time in north London, but ultimately decided to stay put and prove his worth to new boss Tim Sherwood.
"It was a possibility, but it is in the past.
"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."
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