The German midfielder is determined to come good at Hamburg.
Tottenham Hotspur owned midfielder Lewis Holtby has made a frank admission about his plans for next season. The German is currently on loan at Hamburg SV in the German Bundesliga. The club are however struggling in the German top-flight once again.
They are currently sitting at the bottom of the league table after a horrific recent run of form. Hamburg have lost their last five games on the bounce and have not won in nine, a streak stretching back to February.
The run started with an 8-0 loss at Bayern Munich and HSV have picked up just two points from their last possible 27.
But Holtby says he will remain at the club if they are relegated to 2.Bundesliga. He told Bild today:
"I will do my best for the club, and then I will take the responsibility and play for HSV in the second division."
The German international arrived at Tottenham for a reported fee of €1.75 million in January 2013. He has never truly settled at White Hart Lane and was loaned out to Fulham last season, before joining Hamburg in the summer.
He does remain on loan at the club, but in October it was reported that Holtby had agreed to join the club permanently in the summer by the Daily Mail.
He has now vowed to stay with the club even if they are relegated, so he is clearly committed to the cause at a team that has never been relegated from the top-flight of German football.