German youngster enjoying more first-team involvement.
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.”