Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby is unfazed by the arrival of five new midfielders at the club during the transfer window.
The 22-year-old German, who joined Spurs for a bargain fee reported to be £1.25million from Schalke in January, has seen an abundance of competition arrive in the close-season.
Paulinho, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue have all been brought in, meaning that Holtby has featured in Tottenham's matchday Premier League squad on just one occasion this season.
He has not played a minute in the league but did start, and score, in Tottenham's 3-0 UEFA Europa League second leg play-off win against Dinamo Tbilisi.
Holtby has kept in scoring form, too, netting in successive Under-21 Premier League matches against West Ham and Norwich City, and said he was happy to be named in the club's 25-man squad for the league season.
"I am very pleased to be in this squad," he told The Express.
"You need a big squad if you want to challenge for trophies and be strong in every competition."
Holtby made 17 appearances for Tottenham last season following his mid-season arrival, but failed to score.
|Southampton need three January signings, says Watson|
|Liverpool can make Champions League, says fanzine editor|
|Walsh: Hull clash crucial for Leicester|
|Toure, Aubameyang and Enyeama make shortlist for African gong|
|Docherty backs Chelsea to win two-horse race|
|Liverpool could benefit from Hyypia influence - Scales|
|Saudi Arabia name Asian Cup squad|
|Forty-year-old Cahill no problem for Postecoglou|
|Wenger criticism baffles Redknapp|
|Leicester must strengthen in window - Walsh|
|United not title contenders - Docherty|
|Koeman: Southampton youngsters will get a chance|
|Dyche empathises with Liverpool striker crisis|
|Cagliari turn to Zola|
|Rooney thanks Van Gaal for Christmas break|
|Cruzeiro offer Paulinho Tottenham exit chance|
|Carlisle´s wife grateful to Burnley|
|Katebe called up to Zambia AFCON squad|
|Cape Verde name AFCON squad|
|Finke names much-changed Cameroon squad|
|Grant omits World Cup troublemakers for AFCON|
|Blackpool striker Ranger goes AWOL|
|Allardyce relishing Mourinho meeting|
|Ashley fails to increase Rangers stake|
|Crystal Palace v Southampton: Koeman calls for focus|
|Warnock targeting striker in January|
|Chelsea v West Ham: Adrian vows visitors will attack|
|Heskey signs short-term deal at Bolton|
|Everton v Stoke City: Martinez eyes strong form|
|Juninho defends David Luiz|
|Burnley v Liverpool: Dyche defends Rodgers ahead of Turf Moor test|
|Arsenal v QPR: Wenger eyes festive momentum|
|Liverpool are growing in confidence, says Rodgers|
|Redknapp: Austin future could depend on survival|
|Martinez wants Everton consistency|
|Barca want Neymar until 2020, says agent|
|Jones undeterred by pressure of Liverpool starting role|
|Allardyce ´knows how to beat managers´ - Carroll|
|Jones playing for a new contract|
|China select Evergrande spine for Asian Cup|
|A-League Preview: Koren tips City to build|
|Khedira keen to fight for Real spot|