Tottenham midfielder targeting trophies

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Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby insists that his side are aiming to win every competition they are involved in this season, including the Premier League.

Spurs face Chelsea at the weekend in a match which Holtby knows will be important in proving their title credentials to the rest of the teams in the league. 

The north London side currently sit second on goal difference in the league behind local rivals Arsenal - who they lost to 1-0 at the beginning of September.

But with no other losses in the Premier League this season and strong starts in the Europa League and Capital One Cup the German international is eager to claim a trophy.

"Silverware is silverware. There's four cups to play for and you want to win all of them," Holtby said.

"If you want to go to the top as a professional footballer you try to win every game and you try to win every trophy.

"That's what we are trying to do and we just have to work like we have as a team the last couple of weeks. We have a big chance of winning something but it is a very long season."

Spurs opened their Capital One Cup campaign with a 0-4 win over Aston villa on Tuesday and registered a confident 3-0 home win over Tromso last week in their first Europa League group game. 

Chelsea returned to winning ways last time out in the Premier League with victory over Fulham and the 23-year-old thinks a win over Jose Mourinho's side could shape the rest of Spurs' season.

"I don't want to put that word [title] in the mouth but we are aiming for very high things," he said.

"We want to get in the top four, we want to play Champions League. That is the main aim. I think we have the squad to do that, the quality and depth as well.

"It's early in the season. Unfortunately we lost the derby [against Arsenal] but we did the job in winning against the teams beneath us.

"We have to keep that up, especially against Chelsea in the London derby, it is very important to win a big game like that to stay up top and give us the confidence we need.

"Chelsea is a massive game for us and a positive result can give us the confidence we need for the rest of the season.

"We want to get in the top four. We want to play Champions League. That is the main aim."

Holtby also added that he had no regrets about leaving Schalke last season saying his is living his dream at White Hart Lane.

"I wanted to come here," he said.

"I wanted to have this challenge. I could have stayed at Schalke. I could have played there all the time.

"But I wanted to fulfil my dream of playing for a top club in the Premier League. I know Tottenham are going to do something big and I wanted to be part of it."



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