‘He will get better and better’: Timo Werner hails Kai Havertz as one of ‘the most talented players in the world’ and backs his Chelsea and Germany team-mate to reach new heights in the Premier League
- Timo Werner insists Kai Havertz is ‘one of the most talented players in the world’
- The German duo made summer switches to Chelsea in the transfer window
- They have started well but Havertz has drawn criticism for recent performances
- Werner defended his compatriot, saying he will only get ‘better and better’
The German duo both completed big-money moves to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer and have been getting to grips to life in a new country.
Werner arrived from RB Leipzig already as an established striker on the European stage and was previously linked with Liverpool before sealing his move to Chelsea.
Timo Werner (left) believes Kai Havertz (right) is ‘one of the most talented players in the world’
Havertz, on the other hand, is viewed as a star in the making after breaking through at Bayer Leverkusen before being snapped up in an £89million deal by the west London club.
And while he has scored four goals and three assists in his first 10 Chelsea appearances, Havertz has been criticised for his perceived lack of impact in the final third, which has led Werner to defend his compatriot.
‘I know Kai very well and I think he is one of the most talented players in the whole world,’ the Chelsea striker told the club’s official website.
‘He is a young boy, only 21 and he can learn a lot but can already play like a very, very old and wise player. I think up until now he feels very well here. A bit like me, we have talked a lot about settling in and he feels he is very happy to be here. In a lot of games he has shown what he can do, what he can bring to the team.
Havertz (left) is still getting to grips with life in England but has still enjoyed a positive start
TIMO WERNER’S START TO LIFE AT CHELSEA
Minutes players: 881
KAI HAVERTZ’S START TO LIFE AT CHELSEA
Minutes players: 799
‘For Kai it is very important to score, but I think what you can see in his game, he is about a lot more than scoring goals as a midfield player. He plays a lot of key passes, makes a lot of movement for other players.
‘He is very talented and feels good. He will get better and better, like me he has come to a new country, language and style of football and has to learn.
‘But until now he plays very good and we will see a lot more good games from him.’
Werner has also enjoyed a quick start to life in the Premier League, having left Leipzig earlier this summer to join the Blues – where he has already scored five goals in 10 games.
‘The first 10 games for Chelsea were really good for me. I learned a lot. I learned a lot about British football and the Premier League,’ he said.
The 21-year-old has scored four goals and three assists in his first 10 Chelsea appearances
And Werner believes his compatriot will only get ‘better and better’ as time goes on
‘I thought it was different to German football in the way we play because of other differences in the league.
‘But up until now I am very happy. It makes it a lot of fun to play here, a lot of fun to play with the guys. We have a good team.
‘You see now that when everybody is fit and come out of quarantine and come out of injuries, and we play and train for two months together, we see we have a very good team.
‘We learn much more than two weeks ago. For me it makes it a lot of fun to be here, it makes it a lot of fun to play my first games and if we go on with the next games like this it will be perfect.’