5 Things You Did Not Know About Kai Havertz
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5 things you did not know about Kai Havertz

10 things you did not know about Kai Havertz? Chelsea has been on a roll this summer transfer window – averaging the most signings any clubs has made this summer. And luckily for us Blues, Kai Havertz is one of the signings! So in a way to celebrate his arrival, we have prepared this cool fact sheet about the new Chelsea and former Bayer Leverkusen winger. Here are ten things you did not know about Kai Havertz!

1. Kai Havertz is Extremely Versatile

 

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He’s good at pretty much every position on field. Well fine, maybe that’s going too overboard but Havertz can be employed in various positions in the midfield. Furthermore, Havertz can play with both feet and display great header skills. He is what the Germans call an ‘Alleskönner’!

“Havertz has a gift with that left foot of his, and he uses the ball like Özil. Sensational,” Voller told Bild in February 2017.

“Kai has exceptional abilities and is already blessed with a footballing maturity that sets him apart from other players of his age,” Werkself sporting director Rudi Völler said at the time.

2. His Role Model Is Mesut Ozil

 

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Didn’t see that one coming, did you? We all thought his role model would someone else, and definitely not the Arsenal player. This is what he has had to say about Mesut Ozil!

“It’s safe to say that I copied a lot from him. I just like how he plays. I don’t exactly know yet how my role in the national team is perceived, Havertz told Sport1.

“There’s still a lot of time, and you don’t know where the whole thing is going to go.

“He has done a lot for German football. That’s why you can say that he has been a bit of a role model for me.”

Havertz admits to being largely inspired by Ozil’s playing style – and has made him the player he is today!

3. He Moved To Leverkusen At The Mere Age Of 15

 

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The midfielder and a couple of his other teammates moved to Leverkusen at the age of 15, and lived with a family. Following that, he moved in with his elder brother and lived with him and then got a place of his own. From there, manager Roget Schmidt gave him a chance to play in the first team for Bayer Leverkusen.

“I owe my former manager Roger Schmidt a lot,” Havertz told the Rheinische Post in November 2017.

“He showed faith in me as a young player even though things were not going so well for us at the time. The fact that I was pulled completely from the U19s early on did a lot for my development. I learned a lot from it.”

4. He Became Leverkusen Youngest Player When He Joined The First Team

 

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He was barely 17, when he joined Bayer Leverkusen’s first team. But not a single person felt a lack of maturity, skill, or confidence in Kai Havertz. He quickly adapted to the playing style and even his older teammates would often take advice from him. Former manager Roger Schmidt was indeed very pleased with him and the energy he brought to the squad as only a 17 year old midfielder.

“He’s a proper player for us, despite being only 17,” then Leverkusen boss Schmidt said. “We gave him some playing time to see what effect this had on him. It quickly became evident that playing in front of a full stadium doesn’t faze him.”

5. Kai Havertz Has Never Played For The Under 21 Team

 

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Havertz’s football career started out as he played in the under 16, followed by under 17 and the under 19. However, lucky for Havertz – he was picked up into the first team and jumped a whole level – the under 21. His talent was evident as he entered the senior team by Joachim Löw.

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