Holtby then started in the club's first-ever 2. Bundesliga match on 3 August against Holstein Kiel. He was named captain for the match in the absence of the injured Aaron Hunt but was unable to prevent his side suffering a 3—0 defeat.
The son of Chris Holtby, a former British soldier who was stationed at RAF Rheindahlen in Mönchengladbach , Holtby was eligible to represent England through paternal lineage as well as his native Germany.
Having previously represented Germany at U18 level , Holtby made his debut for the U19s in September and earned 12 caps overall.
While on loan with Bundesliga side Mainz, Holtby caught the attention of national team manager Joachim Löw who named him in the senior squad for the first time for a friendly against Sweden on 17 November By appearing in a competitive match for Germany, Holtby precluded himself from representing England in the future in terms of the FIFA eligibility rules.
Despite having played for their Premier League rivals Tottenham and Fulham, Holtby is a lifelong Everton fan, an affiliation he developed as a result of his father's support of the club.
When Liverpool showed interest in him in , he went on record stating that he wouldn't say no to Liverpool as his dream was to play in the Premier League.
He said, "I wouldn't even rule out Liverpool, even if it would be tough for my dad — he's an Everton fan. Holtby's younger brother, Joshua, is also a footballer and plays for Regionalliga West side Wegberg-Beeck.
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In the third group match against Russia , he and some other players were not used. After the tournament, Lasogga was no longer eligible to play because of his age.
On 28 February , Lasogga was called up to the Germany's senior national team for the friendly in the Mercedes-Benz-Arena in Stuttgart against Chile.
Lasogga's mother Kerstin acts as his agent. He has a younger sister, Jenny, and two younger brothers, Gian-Luca and Etienne. Both play for Hertha BSC youth teams.
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