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Holtby: 'I know what it's like to be a fan'

Video: See how Holtby fares against the clock in a quick-fire Q&A.

... his role at Hamburg:

"It’s difficult for me to say what I’m good at. For me, I just love to play football. I can run a lot, I’m good on the ball, I guess, and the other things you just have to see on the pitch. I don’t really like to rate myself. I play for a very good Bundesliga side, I’ve achieved a couple of things in my career - I don’t think I’m a bad player."

... the importance of the fans:

"I used to be a big fan myself. I used to support a small team in Germany called Aachen. I used to be there, standing in the cold with no roof over my head, just watching and celebrating the club. I know what it’s like to be a fan, so I bring that onto the pitch. I think it’s very important to connect with the fans because they live the club and they are always there. For fans, I think it’s worth paying money if they see a player who gives 100 per cent, showing that he plays for that club and he means it. And that’s what I’m trying to do."


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