Chelsea's Kai Havertz issues heartfelt message after Germany's shock World Cup defeat yesterday

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has issued a heartfelt message after the shock Germany defeat to Japan yesterday at the World Cup.

The opening week of the World Cup in Qatar provided another big upset on Wednesday, with Germany suffering a 2-1 loss against Japan to leave them in big trouble in their group.

Despite going ahead through Ilkay Gundogan, the Japanese scored twice with Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano to earn three points in Group E.

For Germany, they are now preparing to face a Spain side that thrashed Costa Rice 7-0 last night.

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Germany defeat to Japan

Chelsea attacker Havertz, who started for Germany in the Japan loss, has uploaded a message to his nation’s supporters.

“Disappointing day for us all as a country. But we keep fighting, learning and putting in the work to come back stronger. Now let’s fight together for the win against Spain. Thank you for all the support here and back home!” Havertz wrote on Twitter.

Chelsea’s left-footer started for the Germans yesterday in the lone No.9 position, which is not a role he’s played too much this season.

The 23-year-old attacker has played a number of different positions with varied success, but it did look like he was isolated at times in Germany’s World Cup opener.

His liveliest moment arrived when he tapped the ball into the net from close range. He was offside after not timing his run, though.

He is a regular starter for his country and his natural ability is great, but will he start for the crunch fixture against Spain on the weekend?

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Wayne Rooney tipped Havertz to potentially have a big World Cup tournament, but the Chelsea man is at risk of exiting it before it even reaches the knockouts.

He’s capable of spearheading the attack if he’s on form, but Germany have got to get more bodies up around him.

The likelihood is that Spain are going to dominate possession in the upcoming fixture, which perhaps could suit Havertz a bit more with his pace on the counter-attack.

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