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“People think you’re Messi”



"People think you're Messi"

Kai Havertz spoke about his difficult early days at Chelsea. According to the German national player, the high transfer fee that had flowed to Bayer Leverkusen for him was noticeable.

In the Guardians The 23-year-old, who joined Stamford Bridge for €80m in 2020, explained: “Price was a big thing for me. I was Chelsea’s most expensive player. I have no idea why such high sums are paid in football. But that’s normal, just look at our recent transfers, it puts pressure because people think you’re Messi.”

“I was 20 or 21 at the time,” Havertz continued. “But a lot of people don’t see that. They see the price, so you have to play great from day one. You feel that tension. You read it, you hear it. I also came during Corona.”

Havertz had a mixed debut season with the Blues, but he embellished it with the winning goal against Manchester City in the Champions League final.

“You have to stay stable,” he classified: “If you play badly, you’re not the worst person in the world. And the heights aren’t natural either. Everything happens so quickly. The last few months are a good example of that. Everyone was mad at me for not scoring and playing badly, I should be sold.Now I’m scoring goals and everyone thinks I’m the best player.They love me right now, but in two weeks it could be the opposite. “

According to the attacker, his girlfriend provides a good contrast: “No matter how well I played, she always insists that I put the plates in the dishwasher.”

Havertz has appeared in 36 competitive games for the Londoners this season, scoring nine goals and one assist. At the World Cup finals in Qatar he made two appearances and scored two goals.

After the international break, the home game against Aston Villa in the Premier League awaits Havertz and his Blues on Saturday. Three days later, Liverpool come to Stamford Bridge for a catch-up game.