Chelsea superstar, Kai Havertz, was expected to big things for the club when he was signed for a massive price tag. Instead, the German play-maker has suffered from Coronavirus and injuries which kept him from showing his true potential at the London side. Even in the matches that he did play, his impact on the game had been minuscule and Mason Mount has been chosen over the German superstar constantly. Now, however, he has impressed the new manager and he has been deployed in a new position. With a new position, Havertz has adopted a new attitude as well and he now wants to show Chelsea why they invested so much money into him.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder was scouted and picked up by Frank Lampard as his main signing of the season. Havertz was coming off of a brilliant season with Leverkusen where he scored 18 goals and provided nine assists. He has not been able to replicate the same form in the Premier League and only has five goals and seven assists to his name in all competitions. Three out of those five came in a match against Barnsley in a cup game and it was only downhill from then onwards.
Chelsea star wants to turn things around sooner than later.
However, Havertz has understood that he has not been performing like a 70 million euros signing and he vows to change that in the near future. He told reporters,
Corona is now over, I feel good.”
“I had a little injury in the past few weeks, but it’s now time to play good.”
“I have to improve my game. It’s not been easy for me, but there are no excuses.”
“I just have to keep on working and hopefully there will be a big turnaround soon, but I will give it my best.” – Source Goal
The German star said that he was having a tough time settling into the country and the league. He claimed that he missed his family and his parents who have always been for him. Separating from one’s family could cause distress of course, however, Havertz also accepted that he is not the only one going through a tough time due to the pandemic, and many people have it worse so it cannot be an excuse for his form.
The former Leverkusen player has been recently used as a false nine by Tuchel and he performed very well in the match against Everton. His performance against the Toffees, gave him a start against Leeds United as well however, he was unable to keep his form and finish the chances that were created. Havertz is still a work under progress and he should not be judged on his first season with Chelsea. He could go onto become one of the greatest and thus he should be given some time before criticizing him too much.
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