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Tuesday 11 March 2014

Fulham's Holtby loving life in London

Midfielder on loan from Spurs enjoying using public transport to get around the capital

Fulham midfielder uses public transport to get around the capital and is enjoying it in London since moving from Germany

Lewis Holtby has revealed how much he has been enjoying life in London since his arrival in the English capital in the summer, and has even found a way to avoid being 'driven mad' by the traffic.

The 23-year-old German, who is on loan at Fulham having left Bundesliga club FC Schalke for Tottenham Hotspur in August 2013, told Premier League TV that he is enjoying playing in the Barclays Premier League and the atmosphere at the stadiums and is relishing the myriad cultural attractions London has to offer. He is even happy to shun his car to get around on public transport.

The midfielder often uses the London Underground to get around the capital as well as to go training for Fulham since he swapped a club in north London for one in the west.

“Driving a car drives you mad,” he said. “So put a hat and some headphones on and you’re good. A couple of fans have asked if it is me, and they want to do a picture but they all respect me and that is what I like about the English nature.”

While he is not a big fan of the weather, Holtby loves the lifestyle in London.

“The city is huge, the things you can do, the restaurants, the people you meet,” he said. “I love the architecture, the old typical English style but renewed.”

Holtby’s English father is an Everton fan and seeing his son face his boyhood team has been emotional, the midfielder reveals.

“My dad wants to see me in the blue of Everton and had a tear in his eye when he saw me play for Spurs against Everton,” Holtby said. “Although he was happy that in the two times I played Everton his team was not beaten!”

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Lewis Holtby enjoys the atmosphere of playing in Barclays Premier League grounds

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