Lewis Holtby: The perfect attitude and desire


Lewis Holtby burst onto the scene last season with impressive performances against Norwich City and West Brom, but then the German went off the boil.

Holtby missed the whole of our pre-season after picking up an injury on international duty with his German Under-21’s and has once again caught the eye. Impressive displays have come in a late cameo against Cardiff and a solid display against Villa in the League Cup.

His attitude and passion towards the Tottenham cause is commendable. He is a genuine winner who wants to roll up his sleeves and fight for every ball – possibly having compatriot Steffen Freund in his ear every day in training has increased this desire.

Take a look at his comments below. It’s refreshing to see how he is eager to learn from others and his joy to be a Tottenham player.

“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,” said Holtby, who set up three of Tottenham’s Capital One Cup goals against Aston Villa in midweek.

“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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