Holtby disappointed with season’s end for Tottenham and Germany

Tottenham's Lewis Holtby endured a disappointing finish to the campaign with both club and country.

Tottenham's Lewis Holtby endured a disappointing finish to the campaign with both club and country.

Spurs just missed out on a Champions League berth and Germany Under-21s saw their European Championship exit confirmed with defeat to Spain.

"It's been a bad end to the season, but what can I do? I can't change it now," Holtby said.

"I just have to think positive. Hopefully I still have a long career ahead of me, and all my colleagues are healthy and we have no serious injuries.

"Sometimes you have to put things into perspective and think as a human, not just a footballer.

"I can't wait for next season to start. I think next season is going to be my year.

"I can't wait for pre-season to start. It will be my first pre-season in English football and I plan to give it my all.

"I have settled in very well with the rest of the lads. It feels as though I have been at Tottenham a lot longer than six months.

"It's a great club and I can't wait to try to help them into the Champions League."

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