'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.
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.
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.