Happy Holtby Feels He Is Developing Well At Tottenham

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German youngster enjoying more first-team involvement.

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Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby says he is happy with his current role at the club, and feels he is developing well and making more of an impact on the first-team, Sky Sports reports.

Speculation had emerged recently that the former Schalke star could be set for a January exit from White Hart Lane just a year after joining the club due to falling down the pecking order due to a raft of new signings made this summer by manager Andre Villas-Boas.

With the likes of Paulinho, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela all joining Spurs in the wake of Gareth Bale’s big-money departure to Real Madrid, Holtby’s place has looked increasingly under threat after an uncertain start to life in England last season.

Although rated as a top prospect after his performances for Schalke, Holtby initially failed to make an impression for his new club, though he has impressed in more recent outings this season.

The 23-year-old set up three of his side’s four goals in their Capital One Cup thrashing of Aston Villa in mid-week, and says he feels he is improving, though he also thanked the fine finishing ability and off-the-ball movement of his team-mates for improving his own stats.

“I didn’t do the best that I can do last season, but I’ve progressed and now I think I’m getting more involved,” he said.

“I feel very comfortable and very proud to be here at this club, and I just try to do the things that I do best.

“Roberto Soldado is a fantastic striker. I hope one day I can play behind him and I’m learning Jermain Defoe’s runs too.

“It’s easy for a number 10 or a central midfielder to put these players in because they make some wonderful movements, and I’m just happy to be here.”

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