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Kai Havertz “no excuses” for poor form as he discusses Chelsea struggles

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Kai Havertz “no excuses” for poor form as he discusses Chelsea struggles

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Kai Havertz has discussed his time in West London since he arrived for £71 million in the summer. Much was expected of him and it is fair to say that his return of 5 goals in 29 appearances hasn’t met with his, the club or supporters expectations yet.

He played as a false 9 in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Leeds on Saturday lunch time. He was selected to play that role after starting in the same position in the recent 2-0 win over Everton, in which his deflected shot put the Blues 0ne up and then he was brought down for the penalty, which Jorginho converted for the second.

He was however guilty of missing his sides two best chances at Elland Road and spoke about it.

“We don’t score enough goals. We get good chances, but we’re not clinical enough in front of goal.”

” We had good chances against Leeds, I had two chances myself. We have to keep working hard and make it better next time.”

His manager, fellow German Thomas Tuchel, is happy with him but rued his finishing.

No Excuses

Kai Havertz “no excuses” for poor form as he discusses Chelsea struggles

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Monday March 8, 2021. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/PA Images via Getty Images)

However,  he is not making any excuses for his start in England, despite the fact that he has some viable reasons for not yet setting the Premier League alight as Chelsea would have hoped.

As with any new player adapting to a new league in a new country, there is often a settling in period required. The culture is different, the country is different and he is still only 21 years old.

He also has had a well publicised bout of Corona-19, which took him some time to recover from.

However, he is not wanting these things to shield him from what he accepts has been less than prosperous start.

“Corona is now over, I feel good, ” I had little injury in the past few weeks, but it’s now time to play good.” 

“I have to improve my game. It’s not been easy for me, but there are no excuses. I just have to keep working and hopefully there will be a big turnaround soon, but I will give it my best.” 

He displayed his maturity when discussing missing his family and settling in London during lockdown, knowing that compared to what is going on in the world with the pandemic, he is aware there are many worse off than him.

“It’s hard for me, but I’m six months here and getting used to the place, to the country.” 

“I hope that I will see my family soon. It’s tough for me, I’ve always loved spending time with them. It’s not been the right time to spend time with them. But it’s not only me, there are thousands of other people in an even worse situation than me.”

“It isn’t an excuse for me. I will give my best.”  

As the season hurtles towards its conclusion, Chelsea fans will be hoping that they start to see the player who lit up the Bundesliga for Bayern Leverkusen and ensure the club fulfils it’s minimum objective of qualifying for the Champions League.

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