Kevin Wimmer admits he is “down on expectations for this season” after struggling to break into Tottenham’s first team.
Former Cologne defender Wimmer impressed when handed an opportunity in Spurs’ starting XI in his debut campaign last term.
However, the 23-year-old has made just one appearance this season, in the League Cup victory over Gillingham.
“After last season, where I played towards the end quite frequently, I’m already down on other expectations for this season,” he told Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.
“That [my injury] has taken me back a bit. It is difficult at the moment but I am patiently waiting for my chance. I try to always stay positive.
“The feedback from the club is always that they are very happy; that they see the future with me. This is very positive, but it is about the here and now.”
Despite signing a new contract in July, Wimmer has even lost out for a place on the bench to 18-year-old Cameron Cater-Vickers at times this season.
But with Spurs facing a hectic schedule as they compete on four fronts, the Austria international is hopeful he will be afforded a chance soon.
“We will see what happens in the next few weeks; how much I start. We have a few midweek matches,” he added.