Tottenham midfielder Holtby: I was made for Premier League

Tottenham signing Lewis Holtby says he was built for the Premier League. The Germany under-21 captain has not taken long to settle in, making a good impression in his first two appearances.

Tottenham signing Lewis Holtby says he was built for the Premier League.

The Germany under-21 captain has not taken long to settle in, making a good impression in his first two appearances.

That, according to the 22-year-old, is because he was made for English football.

"I realised immediately that the speed and the toughness really is different here to the Bundesliga," he said. "It's no place for the faint-hearted and the referees don't blow the whistle as often.

"The game is brutally hard, but that suits me and I really love it. I also loved my second game for Spurs, in which a dream goal from Gareth Bale meant I could celebrate my first win.

"I will never forget this game against West Brom. The fans sang a song for me for almost all of the second half.

"It was incredible and I really had goosebumps. I had never expected such support so soon.

"I've just been in England a week and they already have a song for me, who would have thought it?"

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