With the season now over, most players are either already long gone on holiday, or have travelled to start training with their national teams ahead of some friendlies in June.
West Brom’s Nacer Chadli, however, has already managed to do both.
The Belgian winger recently arrived ahead of schedule at Belgium’s national team training centre in Tubize after spending a few days relaxing at Dries Mertens’ house in Naples.
Getting there ahead of schedule, the Baggies’ forward explained he just wanted to get on with things.
He told DH: “No, I didn’t get my timings wrong, I just wanted to come back early to get some training after my holidays.”
The player explained that, unlike most Premier League sides, West Brom didn’t have a post-season tour, and just let their players go on holiday, which he spent with his international teammate.
As for whether he’ll play for Belgium in the upcoming games, Chadli is quietly confident.
He said: “With Meunier’s injury, there’s a chance for me down the right, and I want to be in top shape for the game. After that, it’ll be holiday and pre-season with West Brom. I’m going in with the mentality that I’ll be playing there next season.”
After the decent first season he’s just had with the club, we doubt Tony Pulis will be looking to sell him, but you never know in football, especially if a big club comes knocking.
The 27-year-old scored five goals and picked up five assists in 31 appearances for the Baggies in the league.