Kai Havertz has been catching the eye in Germany’s recent World Cup qualifiers after scoring a goal and providing an assist in his last two appearances for his national team.
Having been largely sidelined due to injuries and lack of form, the German seems to have found his mojo back under Thomas Tuchel. Havertz put in an impressive performance in Chelsea’s Champions League win against Atletico Madrid, and initiated the counter attack that led to the opening goal at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to reporters after the win with his national team, Havertz admitted it has been a tough season for him at Chelsea. The midfielder added “I know things haven’t been going smoothly but I think that’s normal when you first go abroad. It takes half a year or longer to adjust.”
“Things are going well right now so I don’t want to over-think those negative impressions from the past. I am positive and hope that the next weeks will be every bit as good.”
“It has been difficult to change everything. It’s hard for me but I’m seven months here and getting used to the place now.”
“I haven’t seen much of the country or the city of London. Every day I just go to training and then come back and spend the rest of the day at home.“
“It’s not easy but people have more problems than me. I do what I love – I play football and that’s my job right now. Hopefully there will be a big change soon and then I hope the experience in England will be much better with fans and everything.”