'Elegant' Havertz will get used to Premier League according to Chelsea teammate Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic spoke about Kai Havertz and why he believes the former Bayer Leverkusen ace will be a “huge player” for Chelsea.

The 21-year-old has yet to regain his best form since recovering from Covid-19 back in November.

He has managed just one assist from 10 games (five starts) in all competitions in the last two months; something you wouldn’t expect from a prolific midfielder Chelsea signed in the summer.

Amid criticism over Havertz’s recent poor performances, Kovacic has come to his defence.

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“I like Kai Havertz a lot,” the Croatia international told Chelsea’s official website.

“He is such a talented player. He is a great signing for Chelsea.

“He will be a huge player for Chelsea and for world football, I’m sure of that.”

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Kovacic described the Germany international as an elegant player with huge potential who still needs time to adapt to his new surroundings.

“He just needs to learn to play in the Premier League, that’s all,” he continued.

“It’s a difficult league with a huge tempo, and he will get used to it.

“Game by game he is getting better, so I have no fear for Kai.”

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Kovacic also spoke about Mason Mount, saying he wasn’t surprised that the England international is doing really well, having seen his talent last season.

“Mason has a great desire to work, his attitude is great, and he is very talented,” he added.

The former Real Madrid player also said Chelsea’s stars are all learning from each other during training.

For example, he believes he could learn how to be more clinical in front of goal from Havertz and Mount.

“They are both better goalscorers than me so I can look to them. It’s not about the age,” he explained.

“Every player has his attributes. We talk and we can learn off each other.”

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