Kai Havertz did struggle to settle into the Premier League as he could not find his game under Frank Lampard. However, under Thomas Tuchel, a change of position helped the midfielder as he played false 9, and of course, the Champions League-winning goal meant a lot to every Chelsea fan.
“To be honest: I had thought and also hoped that it [the feeling of winning the Champions League] would last a little longer. But after a week with the German team, the feeling was as good as gone because we are preparing for another big sporting highlight here,” Kai Havertz told Süddeutsche Zeitung.
“There was a lot of pressure for me personally, I have to say that. Then people expect you to be the new Cristiano Ronaldo [because of my heavy price tag].”
“I am therefore very happy that I won the season with this goal in the Champions- League final. The goal was important for the history of the club, but it was also very good for me personally.
“Especially during the phase when things weren’t going so well at Chelsea, I often said to myself: ‘Today you will do an assist and then you will come slowly back into your rhythm.’ I got along well with this tactic of small goals. It helped me to pull myself out of difficult phases.”
The German finished the season with 9 goals and 9 assists in all competitions – hopefully, these stats will get better with time.