Lewis Holtby states his big ambition with Blackburn Rovers

Date published: Wednesday 5th February 2020 12:55

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby has said that he is delighted to be at Blackburn Rovers and wants to play in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

Holtby joined Blackburn in September 2019 after he was released by German club Hamburg at the end of last season.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wanted to sign the midfielder on a free transfer as well, according to a report.

The 29-year-old midfielder has established himself as an important player in Tony Mowbray’s side, as they chase promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs.

The German, who was at Premier League club Tottenham from 2013 until 2015 and had a loan spell at Fulham in 2014, has made 10 starts and eight substitute appearances in the Championship for Rovers so far this season, scoring three goals and providing two assists in the process.

Holtby is pleased with how things are going for him at Blackburn, and the former Schalke midfielder has outlined his ambition of playing in the Championship play-off final this season.

“The club has already grown on me, there is a totally familiar atmosphere,” Holtby told Bild, as reported by Sport Witness.

“Our stadium still has real flair; it is situated between old row houses. It is as similar as the old Bokelberg in Gladbach. I really feel good here.”

The midfielder added: “First of all, I want to climb up the table with Blackburn. I didn’t come to the club to play in the middle section of the table.

 

 

“My big wish and big goal is Wembley. It’s where the play-off finals are played for promotion.”

Blackburn are 10th in the Championship table at the moment with 44 points from 30 matches, six points behind sixth-placed Bristol City.

Rovers will return to action on Saturday when they take on Fulham at Ewood Park and the match will be seen as a much-win if they are to close that gap on the play-off pack.

 

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