Havertz opens up on struggles at Chelsea

Kai Havertz has endured a tough start to his Chelsea career since his big money arrival from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. Despite scoring a hattrick against Barnsley in the EFL Cup, the German international has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge.

Havertz, who tested positive for Covid-19 in November has seen his game time hampered due to injuries and inconsistent form. Frank Lampard failed to bring out the best from Havertz despite trying him in various positions during his tenure as Chelsea manager.

Thomas Tuchel’s arrival has brought a remarkable turnaround at Chelsea, as the Blues are on a 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions. Havertz has found himself in the thick of action having played as a false-9 in their last two games. However, the Chelsea forward missed a couple of great chances in their goalless stalemate against Leeds on Saturday.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Havertz acknowledged he must be contributing more to his team’s success having returned to full fitness. The German added “It’s a little bit disappointing because we were the better team but we don’t score enough goals.”

We are not clinical enough in front of the goal. We had good chances and I had two myself but it’s not easy to score in this league. We have to keep on going to create chances and hopefully in the next few games some more goals will come for us.”

We have to keep our heads up because the next game is Wednesday and it is very important.”

The coronavirus is now over and 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 has 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. I will give it my best.

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