Germany boss Hansi Flick said Kai Havertz might miss their upcoming World Cup qualifying game against Armenia due to a “mild flu-like” infection.

The 22-year-old started in Germany’s 2-0 win over Liechtenstein on Friday alongside Chelsea teammate Timo Werner.

While Werner said he has got a much-needed confidence boost after scoring the opener, things are not going too well for Havertz.

“Kai Havertz has a mild flu-like infection, but it’s not that bad,” Flick said in his press conference on Saturday (via DFB’s official website). 

“We still have to see if he can train with us today.”

Germany Training And Press Conference
(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Fortunately, there was no mention of Covid-19, but we might have to wait for a further update for clarification.


Havertz already tested positive for Covid-19 almost a year ago, which took him quite a long time to recover from due to bad symptoms.

Hopefully, it is only mild flu as Flick described it, and he can be back on the pitch very soon.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel seems to consider Havertz as part of his first-choice front three, alongside Mason Mount and new signing Romelu Lukaku, who started in their last two Premier League fixtures.

Tuchel will have plenty of other attacking options, obviously, but Havertz is in very good form and an important piece in Chelsea’s Premier League title charge.

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