Lampard’s inability to get Havertz and Co. firing contributed to his demise last week as Havertz’s former coach at Leverkusen believes Tuchel could be the man to unlock potential in those who have been big-money flops.
for a £72 million fee this summer, and although he has struggled to find any kind of spark in English football, former
, expects the playmaker to find his spark in the Premier League, he told Sky Sports:
“Thomas should be good for him because of the style of play but also because of the language.
“We can talk a lot about tactics but the human being is more than the tactics. Thomas can help him because he knows him very well and will know how to handle him.
“He has worked at PSG and Dortmund with players of a similar style. If you remember Lampard as a player, he was quite different to Kai. He was more emotional and maybe he felt that was missing in Kai. Sometimes the coach has to adapt to the player as well.
“But I think Thomas can help him. Maybe this is the turning point.”
has also worked with
other potential flop,
and he believes both men will come good in time as long as they are handled correctly.
“Timo just needs goals.
“He has never been a player to create something for himself. He needs players who can play him the ball. He can only do it with space and players to give him the right pass at the right moment. But when Timo does start to score, I am certain he will be fine.
“Kai is different. Kai needs more, even if he seems really cool. The position is not the major issue with Kai because he can play on the right or in the middle.
“The more important thing is that he needs someone to support him in this moment when he is struggling. People are expecting big things and it is not so easy. He needs confidence.”