Lewis Holtby recorded his first senior Tottenham goal in the 3-0 win over Dinamo Tbilisi last week but almost as soon as the final whistle sounded, there were rumours of a possible loan spell out of the club. In the wake of so many transfers into White Hart Lane, it was probably to be expected but the player himself was adamant that he was going nowhere.
“I don’t know where these rumours have come from. I missed nine weeks for Tottenham and missed the pre-season and it has been a tough summer,” said the midfielder.
“We are determined to show the gaffer that everyone is needed at the club and everyone is ready to play in the big games. I am very pleased to be in this squad.
Lewis also acknowledged the need for competition for places with Spurs fighting on four fronts this season.
“You need a big squad if you want to challenge for trophies and be strong in every competition. I think we are going to get some very good results this season,” he added.
“I knew that Tottenham was going to be a big club in Europe and to be a part of that, it just makes your game better.”
Along with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lewis Holtby could have been the man most under pressure during yesterday’s final day but both men stay. Question is, where and how often will they fit in?