Wed 29 March 2023 | 13:41

"Tuchel gave me a different idea of football", says Chelsea star Havertz

Chelsea star Kai Havertz says his former manager Thomas Tuchel gave him a different idea of football.

Tuchel who recently was appointed as Bayern Munich manager, guided


to the Champions League title in 2021 before losing his job in September last year.

In an interview with Guardian,

Kai Havertz

hailed the impact Tuchel had on his career.

He said:

"Tuchel gave me a different idea of football.

"Every detail counts, every centimetre, how you touch the ball, how you control, where you pass, which foot, movement, creating spaces: he's just top level.

"To come and win the Champions League in six months says it all.

"My brother and I used to watch every Champions League game and to hold the trophy with your family on the pitch was such a relief.

"I scored this goal, I can be happy. I made my childhood dream come true."

Chelsea is in tenth place in the Premier League, but they will face reigning champions Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals this season.

"The ambition is still there,"

Havertz said about Chelsea's Champions League chances.

"In the league, we are not very good and we feel for the fans but against Dortmund, the atmosphere was the best I have seen. You feel the excitement.

"The Premier League is big and winning it may be even more difficult but the Champions League is different. Hearing that anthem, playing at night, it's special."

Havertz also praised Tuchel's successor Graham Potter and insisted that Chelsea’s new players like Enzo Fernandez and Mudryk need time to show their quality.

"Potter is very good for Chelsea even though he gets criticism; in the changing room, everyone knows his qualities.

"Enzo [Fernandez] and [Mykhaylo] Mudryk have come for a lot of money and they're only 22, you know? You cannot expect them to be Neymar straight away. It's like me: it takes time."



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