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Chadli credits Foster heroics for draw

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 16 Oct 2016

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Nacer Chadli hailed West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster as the “best man on the pitch” after his string of saves during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

The Belgium international looked to have given the Baggies all three points against his old club when he opened the scoring on 82 minutes at the Hawthorns, before Dele Alli squared proceedings just one minute from time. 

But Chadli, who has scored four goals in his last four games, says Foster deserves to take all the credit for a succession of stops in the first half to deny Alli, Christian Eriksen and Ben Davies.

“For me, Ben was the best man on the pitch,” Chadli told West Brom’s website.

“For sure, he made unbelievable saves and he was unlucky at the end conceding the late goal.

“It’s frustrating for us I think but when you see the game, you see Tottenham have more chances than us, you have to be fair.

“But when you score that late in the game, you always hope for the three points.”

Chadli joined the Baggies from Tottenham – the club he made 119 appearances for across three seasons – in August and he offered little celebration after his goal against them.

“There was no celebration out of respect,” he said.

“It was my first club when I came to England and I respect the club, the people there and especially the fans.

“I’m happy to score, I’m always happy to score.”

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