Chelsea’s Havertz excited to be playing false 9 after stellar performance against Everton

Chelsea’s Havertz excited to be playing false 9 after stellar performance against Everton

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz has revealed that he is very excited in the new role, false 9 handed him under new manager,  Thomas Tuchel.

Kai Havertz was arguably the most effective man on the pitch as his moves and antics got Chelsea the two goals that buried the Merseyside boys by 2-0 on Monday night.

Prior to his entry to Chelsea, Havertz had been tipped by then Blues manager, Frank Lampard to succeed, but the coronavirus pandemic and injury situation denied him that opportunity to blossom as was expected when he was bought from Bayer Leverkusen.

Havertz excited with false 9 role

Image Credit: Mike Hewitt …………. Chelsea Midfielder, Kai Havertz in action against Everton

 

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However, with the arrival of fellow countryman, Thomas Tuchel as the new Chelsea coach, things seemed to have been gradually falling in place and yesterday was a testament as he was involved in both Chelsea goals in the game, forcing Everton’s Ben Godfrey to score an own goal before winning the second-half penalty converted by Jorginho.

Havertz however, mentioned that he is excited and loves to play the new role, false nine (9)when he spoke with Chelsea’s official website.

“I played like a false nine,” Havertz said in his post-match interview (via Chelsea’s official website). I had the freedom to go everywhere I wanted to go, and I think that’s good for me. I like to have freedom on the pitch” he stated.

He also added that he was very happy the team played very good football on Monday to win all three points.

“I think I was lucky to [force the own goal] but I’m very happy with the performance, not only from me but the whole group. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks and then I hope it will continue like that.”

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