Joachim Löw says Kai Havertz’s transfer to Chelsea not a good news for Bundesliga

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Germany coach, Joachim Löw would have preferred to see new Chelsea signing, Kai Havertz stay in Germany, saying it was not a god news for the German Bundesliga.

Although the tactician knows his move to the Stamford Bridge can bring positives, but he sees it move as a negative for the growth of the league.

The coach had allowed the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder leave their training camp in Stuttgart on Friday to complete his switch to the London club and sign a five-year contract.

Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz now training at Chelsea

Chelsea had earlier signed RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, former Ajax winger, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr so far in the summer transfer window. Coach Frank Lampard brought in the new faces at Stamford Bridge as reinforcements for the 2020-21 season.

Joachim Löw hopes to see Kai Havertz make big impact

Although dissapointed that the talented lad is leaving the Bundesliga, Löw hopes playing abroad can help him have a bigger impact with the national team.

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Joachim Low
Joachim Löw speaks at a press conference ahead of Switzerland’s game

“I see it as a negative when such great talents like Kai are no longer in the Bundesliga.

“But I also see the positives. Abroad, the players develop their personalities. I think the time is right for Kai, and the same goes for Werner. If they take the next step that will of course help us too,” Löw told a news conference on Saturday.

Havertz was on the bench throughout Germany’s 1-1 draw with Spain in the Nations League on Thursday. This was due to his Chelsea transfer not being completed at that point.

“Kai was torn. Kai would have been good for us in the second half against Spain, but I also knew his situation. He would have liked to have played for the national team, but in such situations, when a transfer is imminent, you have to be careful,” said Löw.

After completing his medicals and move, Germany will be without Havertz when they face Switzerland on Sunday. Low however expects to have every other player available, with Leroy Sane returning from a minor knock against Spain.

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“Bernd Leno will be in goal. For everyone else, I’ll wait for training.

“I told Leroy we weren’t taking any risks. He did not suffer any muscular injuries, but it was not to be expected that he would last the 90 minutes,” said Löw.

Speaking of his opponent that started the UEFA Nations League campaign with a 2-1 loss against Ukraine in Lviv, Löw said the team has developed since 2014, adding that their playing pattern is parallel with that of Spain.

“Switzerland’s development has been very good since 2014, including as individuals. They are now one of the big players. I see parallels between Switzerland and Spain in terms of the style of play.”

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