Chelsea star responds to nickname given by fans and his Blues teammates
Chelsea star Kai Havertz has had his say about his nickname given by the media, fans, and even his Blues teammates as he looks forward to potentially winning more silverware after the Club World Cup win.
The 22-year-old proved decisive after scoring the extra-time winner in Saturday’s final against Palmeiras in Abu Dhabi.
Perhaps inspired by a famous Japanese anime Dragon Ball Z character, as well as due to his charisma and confidence on the pitch, he has earned himself a nickname ‘King Kai’.
Several of his Chelsea teammates, from Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and even fellow Germany international Antonio Rudiger, has called him by his nickname on social media.
Havertz said the media started it all.
“Those who know me know that I would never call myself that,” the former Bayer Leverkusen ace told German outlet Sport1.
“Most people call me Kai. ‘King’ comes more from the press.”
Well, to many Chelsea fans, he is their new big-game player, similar to how Peter Osgood and Didier Drogba were their ‘kings’.
Chelsea can win more trophies to win this season, says Havertz
Havertz will hopefully prove the man for the big occasion once again in the upcoming Carabao Cup final against Liverpool on 27 February.
He is certainly looking forward to it.
“There are still many big titles to win,” he added.
“This season alone we have the chance to win the Carabao Cup against Liverpool, the FA Cup and are still in the Champions League.”