August 8, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Kai Havertz joined Chelsea in 2020
  • Chelsea signed Raheem Sterling this summer time for $56 million
  • Chelsea additionally loaned Lukaku off to Inter Milan this summer time

Chelsea striker Kai Havertz has heaped praises on new teammate Raheem Sterling, saying the Englishman is “undoubtedly going to assist us.”

Sterling, who was Thomas Tuchel’s prime precedence going into the 2022 summer time window, moved from Manchester Metropolis to Chelsea on a five-year contract with an choice to additional prolong by one other 12 months.

The Blues paid $56 million for Sterling, who’s presently with the Chelsea aspect on their pre-season tour in the USA.

The 27-year-old Sterling scored 131 objectives and supplied 95 assists in 339 aggressive appearances for Pep Guardiola’s aspect and performed a key position in them profitable many trophies through the years, together with three league titles.

“You possibly can see his [Sterling] high quality right here already and it’s been just some days. You possibly can see in coaching how good he’s, how briskly he’s. He’s undoubtedly going to assist us. Everyone knows he is a superb participant. I noticed a stat about him that he has had essentially the most objectives and assists for Man Metropolis within the final 5 years, one thing like that. It tells the entire story of him,” Havertz advised Chelsea’s media.

“He was an important participant for Metropolis and the nationwide crew as properly. Hopefully, he can sustain his stage right here. For me and for everybody, he’s going to assist,” added Havertz, who has been at Chelsea since 2020. 

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JUNE 29: Raheem Sterling of England celebrates after scoring a objective to make it 1-0 in the course of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Spherical of 16 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on June 29, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Photograph: Photograph by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Photographs

Havertz, who will at all times be remembered for his win towards Manchester Metropolis that gained Chelsea their second Champions League title, scored 14 objectives and supplied six assists in 47 aggressive appearances for the Blues final season.

He was Chelsea’s second-leading goal-scorer after Romelu Lukaku, who scored only one greater than his youthful teammate.

When Havertz arrived at Stamford Bridge from Bayern Leverkusen, he was an attacking midfielder and took time to adapt to the striker’s position. With Lukaku off to Inter Milan on mortgage, it’s a nice probability for Havertz to ascertain himself as Chelsea’s No. 1 striker. 

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel just lately confirmed that his prime precedence is just not searching for a striker, which implied Havertz was going to retain the position for the Blues for the upcoming 2022-23 marketing campaign. 

“It’s at all times good for a striker and for me as properly [to know that]. I’m nonetheless younger. I must get that confidence from the coach. I want his belief, typically within the dangerous instances, too. He has at all times given me that belief within the final couple of years. In each match, I wish to repay the belief. You at all times really feel the duty once you play. Hopefully, it’ll be a greater yr than final yr,” Havertz stated in an interview, 90Min reported. 

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