Lewis Holtby: Tottenham move has been everything I hoped for

Lewis Holtby admits his move to Tottenham has brought him everything he had hoped for after joining the club back in January

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Tottenham signed Lewis Holtby for £1.5m back in January Photo: DerHans04, via Wikimedia

Lewis Holtby admits his move to Tottenham has brought him everything he had hoped for.

The midfielder made 17 appearances for Spurs after moving to north London from Schalke back in January, making two assists in the Premier League.

And the 22-year-old reflected on an “unbelievable” six months at White Hart Lane, despite watching the north Londoners just miss out on a top-four finish.

“Everything I hoped for has come true,” Holtby told Tottenham’s website.

“I had a really enjoyable second half of the season here, although it was more of a meet and greet really because everything happened so quickly, on my second at the club I made my debut at Norwich.

“The time flew by. It really has been an unbelievable spell, the atmosphere at the Lane is fantastic and it’s been a great experience for me.

“I really enjoyed playing with the lads. There is so much quality here and it’s a fight for places because the whole squad is so competitive. It’s so enjoyable playing football with these guys. We had a great season and we’ll improve.”

Germany international Holtby is also looking forward to having a break ahead of next season.

He added: “It’s important for me now to have a summer break as we then meet for pre-season and go to Hong Kong. That will be very important.

“You adapt more, get to know everyone more and more and that was the only thing I missed when I joined [in January].”

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