'It's a bit harder': £150k-a-week Chelsea player names position on the pitch he will now find more difficult
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has explained that he’ll now find it more difficult playing in a No.10 position.
Havertz, who’s preparing for Germany’s Nations League games in the next few days, is a fairly versatile player.
The £150,000-a-week attacker has popped up in all kinds of wide and central roles in his Blues career so far, despite the fact a lot of his success for former club Bayer Leverkusen was in a No.10 role behind a central striker.
He’s had some game time recently for the German national side in a creative position.
Kai Havertz position
Havertz has suggested adjusting to the No.10 role now in Germany colours may be a tad difficult because of his club form.
“My position is not that important to me. Whether I play on the ten, nine or on the right flank, I want to help the team and justify the coach’s trust,” Havertz said.
“I can put myself in any position. Of course it’s a bit harder for me in the ten because I’ve actually only played centre-forward at Chelsea for the past year and a half and those are two completely different roles.”
When Havertz joined Chelsea a couple of years ago, he claimed the No.10 role was his favourite position.
In truth, there’s been some confusion about his best position ever since.
A lot of his Chelsea career has been spent as a centre-forward, something he mentioned in his interview. It’s hard to say he looks like a genuine out-and-out striker, though.
Hopefully, the appointment of Graham Potter as the new Blues head coach can be a great blank canvas for him.
It remains to be seen which system Potter settles on, but using 23-year-old Havertz as a creator-type may be the best way to help him get his best form.