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Lewis ready for Stoke test

Posted on 27 December 2013  - 14:10

The importance of winning Sunday’s home game against Stoke City is not lost on Lewis Holtby.

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Our dynamic midfielder admitted his disappointment at only claiming a point from our Boxing Day match against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane.

But with another home game following swiftly on as Stoke visit us this weekend, the lively 23-year-old insists we can only focus on the positives as the fixtures continue to come thick and fast.

“We have to win this game against Stoke because it’s vital we stay up near the top with the European places,” the German international said.

“It was a very disappointing result at home against West Brom. Everyone wanted the win, we needed the win but in the Christmas period there’s no time for feeling sorry for ourselves.

“We have to be up for it, we have to be mentally right.”