Chelsea manager Frank Lampard hailed Blues’ summer signing Kai Havertz as German sensational attacking midfielder joined the Stamford Bridge outfit on a five-year deal from Bayer Leverkusen.
Chelsea have completed the singing of Kai Havertz on September 4, 2020 and the German whizkid is looking forward to making history with the Premier League side.
After his first training session under Franck Lampard orders as he returned from German national team, Havertz gained attraction from his new coach. As the 42-year-old England manager revealed to have been paying particular attention to his games from Bayer Leverkusen.
‘He is a player I have been aware of for a long time and as a fellow attacking midfield player, I have paid particular attention to those type of players for some time.” Lampard told Chelsea.com
“I was aware of his talent and in conjunction with the club, we know how we want to go forward and look to improve in the right areas, and for players who are going to be here hopefully to improve and mature, but are already at a very high level, he absolutely fitted the bill for us, so I am delighted to have him.”
Lampard discussed differences between him, Kai Havertz and Michael Ballack
Moreover, Chelsea Boss has answered questions about the similarities in term of playing between him, former Chelsea midfielder Ballack and the 21-year-old German brilliant player.
Lampard said he and Havertz played in different positions. Though they have similar productivity, former Leverkusen should not be likened to any player. For the most important thing is to commit body and soul to Chelsea.
“It is very easy to make those comparisons,’ he says. ‘I know he is hungry to score goals and make assists so I have already had those conversations with him, but I do think we are quite different in our styles,” Lampard said.
“Kai can probably start in more forward areas than I started in. I liked to come from deep as a midfield player, and a lot of Kai’s really good play in the last few seasons as he has broken through at Leverkusen has been in a slightly advanced no.10 role, or slightly wider areas or more in a striker kind of area of late.
So I think there are differences in our game and styles but in terms of what we try to bring to the team, it is pretty similar in terms of productivity in goals and assists.
‘Michael Ballack was a a good player for us in terms of what he contributed and we have all got really good memories of Bally when he was at the club and what he did for us, but Kai is going to be his own player and his own person.
‘He has his own style and he is very unique in terms of that, which really excites me to work with him, in terms of him going forward.’ added Frank Lampard.
In addition, Kai Havertz made 45 appearances with Bayer Leverkusen last season. He scored 18 goals and provided 9 assists across all competitions. He joined Chelsea’s long list summer signings. After Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr.