‘I know things haven’t gone smoothly’ – Havertz admits to needing adjustment period at Chelsea

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The German midfielder says he’s endured a “tough season” but he’s “positive” about the future after building up some rhythm
Kai Havertz has admitted that “things haven’t been going smoothly” for him since joining Chelsea while pointing out that he needed a period of adjustment after leaving Germany.

Chelsea invested £70 million ($96m) in Havertz’s talents in the summer transfer window, having seen him emerge as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe at Bayer Leverkusen.

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The 21-year-old has so far failed to live up to that billing, but his performances have improved of late and he is optimistic about rediscovering his best form heading into the business end of the season.

What he said?

Speaking after Germany’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Romania in World Cup qualifying on Sunday, Havertz told reporters of his struggles at Chelsea:

It’s been a tough season. I know that things haven’t been going smoothly. But I think that’s normal when you first go abroad. It takes half a year or longer to adjust.

I think that things are going well right now so I don’t want to overthink those negative impressions from the past.

I am positive and hope that the next weeks will be every bit as good.

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