Over in Germany a player clapping the fans after the game is not deemed sufficient. Such as the closeness between players and support that the players will actually talk to the fans, despite being multi-millionaires.
That’s exactly what Spurs midfielder Lewis Holtby did after his loan side Hamburg’s 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg at the weekend and things got quite heated.
In a shouting match with an off-screen fan, Holtby claims, “I’m staying as well.” He then goes on to say, “Yes, I’ll stay.” One can only assume the Hamburg fan had asked if he’d stay even if the club were relegated.
Holtby has his critics but the one thing that no one can accuse him of is not caring and a lack of effort. As the video goes on he speaks with the same type of passion that we’re used to seeing from him on the pitch. Watch below.