Chelsea’s star tells Thomas Tuchel, “I’m ready to be the No. 9”

Romelu Lukaku’s departure, along with Armando Broja’s potential exit, leaves Chelsea without a typical No. 9 in the lineup.

The acquisition of Lukaku didn’t fit Chelsea’s playing philosophy, and the Belgian had a difficult year.

Under Thomas Tuchel, Kai Havertz frequently played as a false nine, and the German appeared to like the position. Two years ago, Chelsea won the Champions League thanks to his goal.

As Tuchel doesn’t want a conventional number 9, Kai Havertz has recently stated that he is prepared to fill the No. 9 position if necessary.

Havertz remarked at the Allegiant Stadium after Chelsea defeated Club America 2-1 in a preseason friendly on Saturday, “I’ve played a number of positions over the years but last season I played a lot as a No9 and it’s a position I very much like.

“Four years ago, I could never have imagined playing there, looking back. However, I’ve played it more frequently over the past two years and I enjoy the position.

“It’s still advantageous that I am adaptable and can play many places up front, but as a number nine, my primary responsibility is to score goals and provide assists.

“I constantly tell myself before a game that I want to score or assist. As a striker, you have to continually aim for that. Of course, not every game will allow it.

“Only a select few players are truly capable of doing it, and even they occasionally have difficulties. I so enter every game hoping to score and aid the squad.

Havertz said that while consistency is something he strives for, it isn’t always simple.

In football, consistency is a pretty broad term; we play every three days, and we must always maintain a good standard. I must also play consistently in every game and try to score as many goals as I can.

“Occasionally, dropping a level for one game is expected. It’s not always feasible to win games with five goals. For me, maintaining consistency is important, therefore I make an effort to do so.

See also  "Try this new formation next season", Tuchel was advised

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting our website from your adblocker thanks.