Tottenham star Lewis Holtby believes the upcoming season with Andre Villas-Boas' side will he his year as the German international has now set his eyes on taking the north London club into the Champions League.

Lewis Holtby

Holtby completed his move to White Hart Lane in January from Bundesliga outfit Schalke. The 22-year-old saw his side fail to finish the last season in top four, losing the place to their arch rivals Arsenal in the final game of the season.

"I think next season is going to be my year. I can't wait to try to help them into the Champions League. I can't wait for pre-season to start. It will be my first pre-season in English football and I plan to give it my all. I have settled in very well with the rest of the lads. It's a great club and," Holtby told the Daily Mail.

The midfielder also saw his national side crash out in the group stages of the ongoing Euro U21 championship in Israel as Germany failed to win both their game against Netherlands and Spain.

Holtby was leading his side from the front, with the absence of big names from the squad. The German international believes his side were unlucky in not making to the next round of the competition.

"When you get the best squad you can you will always be delighted as a manager, but for me as the captain and out of respect to my team-mates, I will say they deserved to be here. We fought right until the last minute, we had character in the team," he said.

"We were unlucky against Holland and we went close against what I think is the best team of all in Spain. We tried to get a win, but it was too difficult," Tottenham midfielder added.

"Of course we were without quality players coming here, but the players we had here deserved their places in the squad because they had worked very hard to get here. In qualifying we were unbeaten in the group stages and the play-offs. We not going to cry about the players who couldn't be here. We're very happy with the players we had here," Holtby concluded.