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Baggies “frustrated” after being held - Chadli

2 October 2016

Chadli now away with Belgium on international duty

NACER Chadli cut a “frustrated” figure after Albion conceded a late leveller to draw 1-1 at Sunderland.

The Albion forward bagged his third goal in four matches since arriving this summer when he slotted home in the 35th minute to secure a half-time advantage.

Yet an ultimately disappointed Baggies were forced to return home from the north east with a solitary point after Patrick van Aanholt’s 83rd-minute equaliser. 

“We’re all frustrated,” said Chadli, speaking post-match.

“In the first half I felt we controlled the game even though sometimes Sunderland had more of the ball, we created some chances and scored. 

“In the second half, we lost control in the first 10 minutes and then we came back into the game but our final touch in the final third was not always good.

“And at the end, they had chances and scored.”

The Belgium international found the net on the back of his double, and two assists, in last month’s Hawthorns victory over West Ham United.  

It’s an impressive three-goal haul to start life at the club, yet Chadli felt he could have further added to his tally at the Stadium of Light.

“I was in the break with three up front, Matt Phillips played a great pass into my path and I finished,” he added.

“I’m pleased with my goal but I might have scored more, I missed a bit of freshness at the end and for the next game I have to work on that.”


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