Kai Havertz has a goal and an assist so far during this international break, helping Germany to back-to-back wins to begin qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The 21-year-old’s play has been a bright spot for Die Mannschaft just as it has been for his club team, Chelsea recently as well.
Overall, it’s not been an easy or great first season for the young superstar in London, arriving with great expectations and a massive fee, but battling injuries, circumstances, and even a non-trivial case of COVID-19. The last month has seen significant improvement however. In fact, he’s started three of our last four matches after starting just three in eighteen over the course of three months.
That said, one big key to success in professional sports is to not dwell on the past, and instead always focus on what’s next. And Havertz is simply hoping to build on this good run of form.
“It’s been a tough season. 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.”
-Kai Havertz; source: ESPN
Chelsea are still alive in three competitions, and have a decent chance of walking away with at least one actual trophy not just the pseudo-trophy of finishing top four in the league. If Kai can keep up his form, whether as a forward or a midfielder, we just might make those trophy dreams a reality indeed.