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Havertz: Premier League Tougher Than Bundesliga

Havertz: Premier League Tougher Than Bundesliga

Chelsea new signing Kai Havertz admits “the Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga” after making his debut against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday night.

Expectations are high for Havertz after Chelsea invested £70 million ($91m) on the talented 21-year-old.

Adjusting to new surroundings is never easy though, especially for one so young, and Havertz is going to need time to find his feet.

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That became clear in an outing against Brighton with a creative spark missing from a player who usually experiences few struggles on that front.

And he admits that he is still coming to terms with the demands of a division that presents considerably more tests compared to his time at Bayer Leverkusen.

“It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team,” Havertz told the Evening Standard.

“More important is that we won so I am very happy to make my debut.

“The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well. But I am happy to play 80 minutes and hopefully next week I will continue.”

And ahead of Sunday’s big clash against champions Liverpool, Havertz said:“Of course they are one of the best teams in the world. We show respect but we are a very great team as well.

“It will be a very hard game but for them also. We will work hard and I think we will have a chance to take points.”

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  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    “…The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well…..” Kai Havertz
    “…I have never faced defenders this big before…” Timo Werner

    Yet one internet monkey-post ex-footballer will call the EPL a league where they run like headless chicken, and tell us being the best tackling midfielder for 3 consecutive seasons in such a league is inconsequential….LMAO.

    • JimmyBall 4 years ago

      … @Drey. Your quarrel no the finish? You and I know you are referring to me. You are feeling like you have scored some cheap points with Werner and Harvertz Comment on EPL now right? I will come back for you when Kelly Nwakali starts pulling strings properly in Laliga… Be here and don’t run away!

    • You like trouble lolll

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      Hahahahaha…..@Femi is it your like….? or is it your trouble…? Abeg face front…Lolz

      I am not scoring any cheap points my brother. Infact there is no point to score….what is a fact remains a fact. It is you who is blinded by sentiments that always wants to distort what is already a given. You’ve always ridiculed the EPL as if it is some worthless mediocre level of football….you’ve called it several derogatory names just because you want to promote whatever mediocrity you wish to promote…as if its not this same EPL where legends have been made, where the best in the world are competing, a league that is the dream of every professional footballer on the face of the earth……that is the league you have severally used phrases like “run like headless chicken”, “play gragra football”, “kick and follow” to describe.

      I am seriously praying that you and Kelechi Nwakali make me eat my words…..I will be the happiest man on earth. It will be for the good of the country if both of you can make me do so. If he can like Ndidi (in Belgium and England) win the best young player in the entire league, score the goal of the season and be among the top tackler in the Laliga, then he would have proved you right that he is better than all SE midfielders including Mikel.

      But in the meantime, feel free to correct yourself while you still can….otherwise, your fallacies will still continue to haunt you week in week out.

  • Marvelous 4 years ago

    When you succeed as a player in English league. Then you are good.

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      My brother, when you succeed in the EPL…..as a player, a coach or a club, you are a STAR. Imagine clubs FIGHTING to finish in top 6. 4th position nowadays is like a trophy…..you see teams and their fans celebrating finishing fourth as if a trophy has just been won. You will finish 4th as a coach and analysts will say you had a good season…LMAO

      • Professor 4 years ago

        Wait ooo @everyone won’t you guys tell Eze to play for Nigeria abi na wetin dey happen?

  • OmoEsan 4 years ago

    @Dr Drey & JimmyBall,

    You both will not finish me with laughter ooo!

    On a serious note, Dr Drey & JimmyBall please let’s put the past behind us and look forward to more interesting discuss. You’re good at what you do and you’ve got nothing to prove to anyone. State your facts and counter wrong opinions like you’ve always done, but let there be mutual respect in the process.

    Let’s keep the fire burning here guys, it’s always fun in here.


  • Just simply say you were exhausted from your holiday. You trained 5 to 6 days and you now saying the EPL is tougher. Just simply put it that the training style is different. The playing field is the same. Hope you last with the way you commenting. Guess timo werner has been facing shorter defenders in the bundesliga, which is a fat lie. Simply say you can’t absorb the intimidation

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