Havertz admits that the PL is ‘much tougher than the Bundesliga’


Date published: Tuesday 15th September 2020 2:55

Kai Havertz says that the “Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga” after playing his first match for Chelsea in a 3-1 win over Brighton.

Captain Jorginho slotted a typically cool penalty, full-back Reece James lashed a top-corner thunderbolt and impressive centre-back Kurt Zouma profited from a deflection in the Blues’ comfortable opening weekend win.

Germany striker Timo Werner proved the pick of the new arrivals, causing havoc with his stunning pace and incisive running lines.

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However, Havertz showed a few glimpses of the quality but looked short of full fitness against the Seagulls. The Germany intenational said that a few more training sessions with his new team-mates may have helped.

Havertz said (via the Evening Standard): “It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team. More important is that we won so I am very happy to make my debut.

“The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well. But I am happy to play 80 minutes and hopefully next week I will continue.”

Havertz added: “Of course they is one of the best teams in the world. We show respect but we are a very great team as well. It will be a very hard game but for them also. We will work hard and I think we will have a chance to take points.”

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