Holtby eyes first-team Tottenham spot

Tottenham’s January signing Lewis Holtby is determined to cement his place in the starting line-up for next season and is prepared to play anywhere to help the club succeed, ESPN reports.

The 22 year old moved from Schalke to White Hart Lane and is slowly adjusting to life in the Premier League. Holtby played in an attacking midfield role whilst in Germany and scored four goals, with seven assists, in the first half of the Bundesliga. At Spurs, Holtby has made five appearances in an attacking midfield role, but admits he is a versatile midfielder and can play in various positions, with a position sitting in front of Tottenham’s defence one he sees utilising in the future.

Holtby said: “I can play various positions. I believe the number six is my position for the future. Between six and ten, I feel best in central midfield. I am under contract until 2018. I have trust in myself and will establish myself.”

The Germany under 21 captain will lead his side into the European Championships in Israel this summer and also believes that the tournament can be a platform for club and country success. Holtby, who played a full 90 minutes for the under 21s against Israel on Sunday, wants to win a place on the Spurs team first and then follow that up with establishing himself in the German national side.

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