Germany manager Joachim Low was full of praise for Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, particularly with the former’s quick adaptation to a new league.
While Havertz has had to miss out on the international break after testing positive for Covid-19, Werner has arrived in Leipzig, joining Antonio Rudiger and the rest of the Germany squad.
The pair has played important roles at Chelsea under Frank Lampard so far.
The fact that Werner and Havertz have missed a combined total of just one Premier League game for the Blues says it all (and it was due to Havertz’s positive test).
The starts to their Premier League careers certainly please Germany boss Low, who also emphasised the important roles the two will play for the national team.
“Over the next few years, Kai Havertz will certainly be a player who can and will help shape the game of the German national team,” the manager told reporters in his press conference on Friday (via Sport1).
“Timo Werner has been an integral part of the team for a long time.
“I was pleased that Timo’s integration in the Premier League worked well and he has good standing.”
The World Cup-winning manager highlighted Werner’s impressive goal-scoring record at Chelsea.
“He also scores straight away, which simply shows his quality,” he added.
“He hardly has any adjustment problems, that was also evident in Leipzig when he came from Stuttgart. His goal rate speaks for itself.
“He knows his strengths and knows what he has to do in the game – it’s very gratifying that he was able to prevail in the Premier League.”