Lewis Holtby
Competition for places at Tottenham reminds Holtby of Bayern Munich. (Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby believes the intense competition within the squad will help drive the club to success, likening the situation to the one faced by Bayern Munich.

The Germany international has seen his club add seven new faces during the summer transfer window following his arrival from Schalke in January as Spurs underlined their intention to push for success on all four fronts this season.

Holtby played a commanding role in Tottenham's 4-0 win over Aston Villa that sealed their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup, but faces competition from the likes of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli for a first team role in Andre Villas-Boas' thrilling attack.

While the competition maybe intense, Holtby points to the success such circumstances has had on Bayern Munich as the Bavarian giants clinched a memorable treble last season.

"I know Tottenham are going to do something big and I know they are going to have a really good, strong squad and I wanted to be part of that," Holtby said.

"Tottenham is going places and I'm happy to be part of it. I'm 23, I'm still young, I'm learning and progressing.

"I wanted to come here. I wanted to have this challenge. I have to show when I get the opportunity that I can produce something.

"If I keep working hard and putting on pressure it is going to be a very tough decision but we have so many games.

"You have to be prepared and up for it. Bayern Munich are the same, they are always patient, they all work for the team - and that's how I see it here."

Tottenham's remarkable start to the season sees them sitting second in the Premier League behind arch rivals Arsenal on goal difference, while also boasting the best defensive record in the top flight.

Villas-Boas' side welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane in what will be another meeting against his former side, but also another early test of the club's title credentials.

"I don't want to put that word (title) in the mouth but we are aiming for very high things," Holtby continued.

"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 is 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 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."