Chelsea Head Coach Thomas Tuchel has backed Germany international Kai Havertz to fulfil his potential following the big money move in summer from Bayer Leverkusen. The midfielder has endured a tough start to his Chelsea career, as Havertz has struggled to replicate the form he displayed with the German outfit.
Havertz, who has been hampered by injuries is set to miss the home tie against Newcastle United on Monday. Speaking on the German’s form, Tuchel has called for patience in order to see the best from Havertz. The Chelsea Head Coach added “I am pretty sure we will see, it takes time.”
“There is no short answer, if there was a short answer I would clearly go and talk to him in that way to bring him to his full potential.”
“What we clearly know and what we can rely on is that all this potential is in him and all this logic is in him. For every transfer and every change of club for a player it is different and sometimes it needs a little bit more time to adapt. Sometimes it is quick, sometimes it is between one match and another, sometimes it is a process.”
“All we can do is support him and give him what he needs and figure this out right now. He had a pretty good start with us, had good matches. I have a feeling that we have a guy who is totally clear, totally self-aware, very humble and incredibly talented, so there are no doubts he will show his best the sooner the better.“
“Unfortunately, he misses some training sessions and games for us. Hopefully he can come back in the next days because I am absolutely convinced he will have a big impact in this club.”