Kai Havertzâs Chelsea stint
Chelseaâs marquee signing of the delayed summer transfer window came in the form of Kai Havertz.
The then-20-year-old had been a rising star in the Bundesliga for several years, and looked primed to grow into one of Europeâs elite attackers.
So, it wasnât too surprising to see Bayer Leverkusen demand Â£71m from Chelsea, to part with their best player.
Since making the move to England, though, we have not really seen the best of the German.
Under Frank Lampard, Havertz struggled to fit into the Bluesâ system, and was also forced to deal with a bout of Covid-19 early in his Chelsea career.
âTo be honest, I donât know!â
Under Thomas Tuchel, though, Havertz has been handed something of a new lease of life.
The midfielder has been moved into a more central attacking role of late, and has begun to showcase exactly why the Londoners splashed out Â£71m on his signature.
But, despite his consistent game-time under Tuchel, Havertz remains unsure of his role.
Speaking to Chelseaâs matchday programme ahead of the club’s meeting with Arsenal, the youngster admitted that he does not know what position he actually plays in:
“To be honest, I donât know!Â
“I play somewhere up front â number nine, number 10, something in between â to be honest, I donât know 100 per cent.
“I just enjoy the position right now because I feel very good there. I have a lot of fast strikers next to me right now, so thatâs very nice and I think itâs the perfect position for me. I can be dangerous in the box, I can have the ball a lot and that is what I like, so right now itâs very nice for me in this position.
“I think the first year wasnât very easy for me but I think Iâm getting better and better, getting more confidence. But, for me, the team effort was the most important thing this season, and that we get victories â thatâs more important than my own personal things. But, of course, I always want to play my best and Iâm getting better now, so it feels good.”
Quotes via Goal.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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