‘There aren’t any average or bad players here’: Chelsea’s £89million arrival Kai Havertz believes ‘everyone is at a very high level’ in the Premier League… but insists there isn’t much difference to the Bundesliga
- Kai Havertz says there aren’t any average or bad players in England’s top flight
- Havertz is adjusting to life in England following his £89million move to Chelsea
- The 21-year-old was eager to stress that the Bundesliga isn’t an inferior league
Kai Havertz has revealed that the main difference between the Bundesliga and the Premier League is that every player in the English top flight ‘is at a very high level’.
After starring for Bayer Leverkusen, Havertz joined Chelsea last month for £89m and has made five appearances for the Blues so far.
Havertz stressed there aren’t many differences between top flight football in England and Germany, but believes the Premier League does not have any ‘average or bad players’.
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz says ‘there aren’t any average or bad players’ in the Premier League
Havertz told Chelsea’s official website: ‘The Bundesliga isn’t worse but I noticed differences. It seems to me like there aren’t any average or bad players here – everybody is at a very high level.’
The 21-year-old scored a hat-trick against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup as he started to find his feet in England, while he set up a goal in the 3-3 draw with West Brom in the Premier League.
So far Havertz has been used out wide and as an attacking midfielder by Frank Lampard, although it is anticipated that he will mainly be deployed in the latter position.
Havertz, who was at Bayer Leverkusen, says the Bundesliga isn’t inferior to the Premier League
The 21-year-old provided two assists for Germany in their 3-3 draw against Turkey this week
Havertz is currently on international duty with Germany and set up two goals in the 3-3 draw against Turkey in a friendly.
Next up for Germany are two Nations League fixtures – away to Ukraine and at home to Switzerland.
Following that, Havertz will return to England, with Chelsea hosting Southampton in the Premier League next weekend.