Kai Havertz seems to be arriving slowly at FC Chelsea after hard months. The record transfer is very convincing in the role that Timo Werner was meant to play.
Thomas Tuchel sounded a bit like Joachim Lion with his hard-hitting announcement to Sorgenkind Kai Havertz. Show the world that you are better than Messi!”, The German coach Mario Gotze had confided in the World Cup Final 2014 before he shot the fourth star out of the sky. Go out and prove you can do better,”Tuchel said to Chelsea’s record store,”fight for your place, you’ll get a second chance”.
And Havertz took it. At 4:1 in the Premier League in the London Derby at Crystal Palace, the national player showed his best game in the blues jersey so far. The second ligator, the first one under the cloth, plus the fifth template and lots of jokes: “I’m happy”, Havertz said after “”difficult months”” with a corona and injury break.
Tuchel with clear demand to his stars
His very personal liberation stroke comes at just the right time: With the quarterfinals in the Champions League in Seville against FC Porto on Tuesday (21:00 clock) and the The FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday (18:30-hour) is Chelsea’s final event. The boys have to deliver, plain and simple. When they deliver, they play for Chelsea,”Tuchel said unequivocally.
Havertz does, and this is precisely in the role of the”false nine”intended for his weakening DFB colleague Timo Werner.”The only thing that makes sense is the “false nine”. I like it, I think it’s a good position for me,”he said,”I have the freedom to go wherever I want to go”.
Tuchel about Havertz: He has””the certain something”
In the example against Porto (2:0) it had not yet worked out as hoped, and so Tuchel saw himself forced, to tickle the 21-year-olds a bit. To be honest, he now had to show that he can do better,”the coach strictly said:”He has excellent qualities, but there is still room for improvement.”Havertz must become”unscrupulous”in front of the gate.
Eternal criticism of the body language of the highly talented can’t comprehend Tuchel. He’s not the emotional type who has to fight his opponent all the time to show his best. He is not Diego Costa, nor should he be,”he stressed. Havertz has “the certain something” and I want him to show it”.
If he does it regularly, the former Leverkusen could”become an important player”for Chelsea. Havertz is well aware that his performance must become more constant. After the Palace game “”it would be easy to claim that I am at my top level”,” he said, “”but I have to prove it in more games”.
I would like to be on Tuesday against Porto.