Chelsea 23-year-old at World Cup admits he's been annoyed this week

'I've been angry': 23-year-old Chelsea player seriously annoyed by what's happened at the World Cup this week

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz admits he’s been “angry” in recent days after Germany’s defeat this week at the World Cup.

Havertz, 23, started in the central striker position on Wednesday for Germany in their opening group stage match of the tournament.

However, the Germans suffered a surprise 2-1 loss against an eye-catching Japan side.

Next, Hansi Flick’s team face in-form Spain, who just thumped Costa Rica in the other match in Group E.

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Angry Kai Havertz

Havertz has been reflecting on a frustrated mood in the Germany dressing room after the Japan result.

There’s not much time to grieve though because they’ll need to be at their top level to beat Spain and get their World Cup campaign back on track. A defeat could end up dumping them out of the tournament before the knockouts.

“I have been angry and not in a very good mood over the last couple of days. Now that I’ve digested the whole thing a little bit, I’m looking forward to it again. We have to look ahead and build up that good feeling as a team,” Havertz said.

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Chelsea’s ownership are reportedly convinced that Havertz is destined to grow into one of the world’s best players. Hopefully, for his club this does come true.

Everyone knows the left-footed attacker is capable of the spectacular, but it’s inconsistency and general impact in games that has tormented his last few years.

Germany have a number of individuals in their squad that can chip in with goals, but they could really do with Havertz hitting top gear if he plays through the middle again.

If he can deliver on the big stage against Spain, it could be another springboard for him.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.