Germany Under 21 international Kevin-Prince Boateng is happy to keep working hard to earn his place in the Tottenham side.
The young midfielder has only made one appearance for Spurs since his move from Hertha Berlin in the summer.
And after making his debut last week in the Uefa Cup clash against Anorthosis Famagusta, the 20-year-old has since returned to the reserves.
But he plans to get his head down and continue to learn his trade in his bid to get into the team on a regular basis.
Reflecting on his debut, Boateng said: "It was just important for me to get involved, I train hard and try to do my best for the reserve team.
"I will get my reward one day.
"The main thing is to get playing and that is a big challenge because we've got a lot of top midfield players. I think if I train hard I will get my chance, I am a patient boy and you will see that."
Meanwhile, record-signing Darren Bent is also aiming to establish himself in the Spurs team, with the hope of returning to the England squad.
"I'm hoping to be back as soon as possible but it's been difficult to press my claims in a Spurs team with so many good forwards," said Bent to Setanta.
"Having said that, I am loving the experience at Tottenham and the competition is good."