Spurs fans react on Twitter to Lewis Holtby’s Bundesliga survival with Hamburg

Lewis Holtby

Tottenham Hotspur’s Lewis Holtby joined Hamburg on a season-long loan deal.

Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to social networking site Twitter in order to comment on Lewis Holtby’s contributions during Hamburg’s historic night in the Bundesliga play-off.

The attacking midfielder joined Spurs in the 2013 January transfer window for a relatively small fee after impressing at Schalke 04 at the top end of the Bundesliga.

Arriving as a German international, many Spurs supporters had high hopes for Holtby but he ultimately struggled to adapt, featuring in just 25 Premier League games before departing on loan last summer.

His return to the Bundesliga with Hamburg hasn’t been a particularly good one, though his final game of the campaign will live long in memory due to its relative importance.

Facing a first-ever drop from the German top-flight, Holtby’s side managed to come back from the jaws of defeat to record a 2-1 extra-time victory over Karlsruhe in the relegation-promotion play-off.

It was a fitting end for Holtby, though it may not have been his last appearance for the club as previous reports in German paper Bild state a £5 million permanent deal is already in place.

Watching on from the comfort of their own homes, a number of Spurs fans will have been willing the 24-year-old success and reacted on Twitter following Hamburg’s amazing turnaround.

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