Chelsea midfielder, Kai Havertz has said that the games in the English Premier League are at a high level.
He said this following his hattrick in the Carabao Cup against Barnsley. The German is gradually settling down into the London team after moving from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer transfer window.
“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.”
He has made five appearances and scored three goals for Frank Lampard’s side so far. He was satisfied with his performance against Barnsley, which he scored a hattrick.
He is aware it will take him time to adjust to his new environment and build relationships with team-mates.
“The hat-trick was good for me. The start was a little difficult because I only trained with the team for five or six days, then played the first game right away. It was also a very big step for me to leave my family and familiar surroundings. Of course, it takes time to get it right.”
Kai Havertz hope for more German opportunity
Havertz, who is also part of the German national team in the international break is hoping to add more to his appearances for the senior side ahead of the Nations League fixture against Switzerland.
He was brought in the second half in Kyiv in the game Germany won 2-1.
Matthias Ginter put the visitors in the lead in the first half before Leon Goretzka doubled their lead- profiting from Heorhiy Bushchan’s error.
This is Germany’s first win in the tournament after drawing their first two games against Spain and Switzerland.
The midfielder remains patient in his quest to add to his 9th appearances so far under Joachim Löw.
“In my two years with the national team, I haven’t played too many games but I’m still relatively young,” he said.
“I have a lot of games ahead of me which is why so far I’ve always remained calm. I have enough self-confidence to attack the national team.”