Nacer Chadli believes that Twente’s younger players, such as Luuk de Jong and Ola John, as well as himself, can make the difference for the club this season and he is confident of improving on the side’s last campaign.
Chadli, who recently returned from a four-month injury layoff, feels the Dutch outfit are stronger than last season, despite losing key players Theo Janssen and Bryan Ruiz during the summer transfer window.
He is confident that the KNVB Beker champions’ younger players have the ability and determination to guide the team onto victory.
“I do not think there is more pressure on us than last season,” the Belgian winger told the club’s official website.
“We have lost good players like Theo Janssen and Bryan Ruiz but we have good players to replace them like Leroy Fer and Willem Janssen.”
He continued: “We have played good football this season, so we have to make this season better than last season and I think Ola John, Luuk de Jong and I can bring something extra to the team. That is important.”
Twente, who are currently third in the Eredivisie, host PSV, who are second, tonight. Both clubs have 21 points and lie four points behind leaders AZ.