Holtby unsure over Tottenham future

Lewis Holtby admits he faces an uncertain future at Tottenham.

The 23-year-old midfielder recently joined Fulham on loan until the end of the season after being overlooked by new Spurs boss Tim Sherwood.

Holtby was seen as a rising star by the north London club’s previous manager Andre Villas-Boas after joining from Schalke last year, but he found himself being used a bit-part player this term.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. There could be a new manager at Tottenham or Tim Sherwood could stay – there are so many possibilities,” he said.

“I have a half-season loan here at the moment and my task, and the team’s task, is to stay in the Premier League. If I think about the summer I’m not thinking about the task in hand.

“We are fighting to stay out of the drop zone and then there are other talks or whatever. But I still have a long contract at Tottenham.”

Holtby added: “I’m still trying to figure out what the problem was at Spurs.

“In the summer they bought seven or eight players and with a lot of high-quality players in the team it was always difficult for the gaffer.

“I’m not in the gaffer’s head but it was always difficult to select the team.  I have nothing bad to say about Tim Sherwood.

“He was very fair to me. He was always honest with me and he helped me with my loan to Fulham.

“He has been a player and he knows how it feels to be on the bench.”

Holtby impressed on his Fulham debut against Southampton last weekend, but the Whites were firmly beaten at home and subsequently dropped to the bottom of the Premier League.

The German, who is set to feature against Manchester United this afternoon, said: “What I’m thinking now Fulham staying in the Premier League.

“After that you never know what’s going to happen in the future.”

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