Bayern Munich star says Werner and Havertz ready for PL; comments on Pulisic's season at Chelsea
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has said Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are ready for the Premier League and commented on Christian Pulisic’s first season at Chelsea.
Two Bundesliga talents; Bayer Leverkusen’s Havertz and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, are tipped to follow Werner’s footsteps to the Premier League this summer.
Werner himself has been in training with his new teammates in London, after an outstanding season in which he bagged 34 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for RB Leipzig.
Boateng, who has had Premier League experience himself when he spent the 2010/11 season at Manchester City, believes these Bundesliga talents have shown that they are ready for the Premier League.
He told the Independent: “All these players had really good seasons.
“Kai, Timo and Sancho are all really good talents. They have played for a long time now and I think they are all ready for the Premier League.”
Although, Boateng argued that in the beginning, his Germany teammates might need to adapt to the Premier League’s style.
“The intensity [in the Premier League] is different,” he said.
“It’s a different style of game. They have to see if they feel comfortable and like it there.”
Boateng also spoke about Pulisic who had already moved from Bundesliga to the Premier League last summer and also had to adjust before becoming one of the most important Chelsea players recently.
“If I don’t have the wrong information, when he just arrived he didn’t have such a good start,” he said about the American.
“I think he improved in the last few months. I’m not surprised.
“He was always a great player in the Bundesliga and I think the step for him to Chelsea was really good for him to improve in a different league.
The Bayern Munich defender would certainly be glad that he will probably not have to face Pulisic (due to hamstring injury) this weekend, as he thinks the winger brings a lot for his team.
“Even if he doesn’t start, he creates goals, scores goals and he’s in a really good performance level at the moment,” he added.