Kai Havertz says he is enjoying his new partnership with teammate Tammy Abraham as the pair looked sharp in Chelsea’s win over Barnsley on Wednesday.
The 6-0 victory was certainly the confidence boost Chelsea needed following a disappointing result against Liverpool on Sunday.
Havertz, in particular, looked like he needed more time to gel with his new teammates in his first two games for the Blues.
The 21-year-old has finally made his mark at Stamford Bridge and he did it with a bang.
Operating just behind Abraham, you would not be able to tell that it was the first time the pair played together.
He told Sky Sports in the post-match interview: “I think he’s a very, very good striker and our partnership on the pitch was very good.
“It was our first game together, I like him very much as a striker.
“For me as a No.10, it’s very good to play with him.
“I’m thankful for him for the assists, I hope we can continue like this.
“It was good we could both get on the scoresheet and help the team get a good win.”
Abraham created Havertz’s second and third goals, while his dummy played a huge part in the build-up to the Germany international’s first goal.
Mason Mount officially provided the assist for that goal, though…unless he somehow accepted Abraham’s request [see the tweet below].
— Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) September 23, 2020
Although Havertz was ecstatic about his first hattrick in senior football, he promised Chelsea fans will see more of this kind of performance from him in the future.
“I’m very happy to score three goals but, of course, it’s only my beginning here at the club,” he explained.
“I want to score more and more goals and I hope to continue like that.”