Thomas Tuchel demands more from Kai Havertz.
Summer signing Kai Havertz produced a sensational performance against Fulham on Saturday after being benched for the Real Madrid clash on Wednesday.
The 21-year old midfielder scored a brace and helped Chelsea cement their grip on fourth place in the Premier League.
“Still there is room for improvement but I am very happy,” said Tuchel.
“He was decisive, he was involved with Timo Werner as a double striker and with Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech as the four offensive guys, he was always involved in dangerous attacks and situations.
“For me it was an important individual example.
“The players today who maybe had a tough decision on them last Tuesday, like Kai against Fulham, didn’t play with the attitude that ‘oh, now they need me’ and ‘I wanted more time in Madrid, why do they play me now only against Fulham’.
“This was absolutely not the case. He took his chance, he showed up, this is what we need all the time and especially in situations like this, you need guys who are fully committed. That means if you have a chance to show up, then show up.
“Whether you have five minutes, 15 minutes or a whole game, whatever it is, show that you are ready and give me a headache for the next game.
“He did that and it is an example for what the whole team did and they get full credit from me.”
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