Lewis Holtby has expressed satisfaction with life in the Premier League following the end of his first season with Tottenham.
The Germany international moved to White Hart Lane from Schalke in January, after Spurs brought forward a planned off-season free transfer when Sandro was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
And the 22-year-old, whose father is English, says he has enjoyed the early stages of his stay in London.
"Everything I hoped for has come true. I had a really enjoyable second half of the season here," Holtby told the club's official website.
"The time flew by. It really has been an unbelievable spell, the atmosphere at the Lane is fantastic and it's been a great experience for me.
"I really enjoyed playing with the lads. There is so much quality here and it’s a fight for places because the whole squad is so competitive. It's so enjoyable playing football with these guys. We had a great season and we’ll improve."
Holtby is now looking forward to his first full campaign with Andre Villas-Boas' side, and believes pre-season will be important as he aims to integrate fully into the Portuguese's first team.
"It's important for me now to have a summer break as we then meet for pre-season and go to Hong Kong," he continued.
"That will be very important. You adapt more, get to know everyone more and more and that was the only thing I missed when I joined."
Holtby made 17 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham last season.