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Chelsea: Havertz set Champions League goal amid manager search

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The Blues hope to find their next permanent coach before the summer.

Kai Havertz hopes to reach the Champions League final again with Chelsea.

The German forward scored the Blues’ only goal in their UCL final against Manchester City in 2021. However, the team’s poor run of form this season has seen him come under fire in recent weeks.

Chelsea sacked Graham Potter after they slipped to 11th spot on the Premier League table. The Blues took on Liverpool under interim manager Bruno Saltor on Tuesday.

A goalless draw at Stamford Bridge saw Havertz miss a few golden chances to win the game for the Blues. However, the 23-year-old is not willing to give up on his side’s Champions League dreams.

“At the moment we’re still in the Champions League. My goal is to reach the final again,” Havertz told Bild.

“Football is very fast paced, you never know what will happen. We’ll see what happens in the summer. I’m not thinking about that.”

Since Thomas Tuchel’s move to Bayern Munich, reports have emerged of Havertz’s interest in reuniting with his former manager. But the Chelsea forward says he feels comfortable in London.

He added: “I still have a two-year contract; I don’t have to move every 2-3 years. My girlfriend and I feel very comfortable in London. I love the club, the people and the fans.”