Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth says Kai Havertz looks unbothered at Chelsea and has hit out at the player following his recent struggles.
Kai Havertz looks ‘uninterested’ at Chelsea says Robert Huth, with the former Blues defender saying his fellow German needs strong leaders around him at Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard was considered to have pulled off quite the coup when bringing the 21-year-old playmaker to west London. The Blues coughed out around 70m euros to sign one of the most promising youngsters in world football from Bayer Leverkusen.
Half-way into the season and Havertz has found it tough in the Premier League.
Questions are already being asked of his price tag and attitude, with Huth among those to have suggested that the youngster is not giving as much as he needs to.
The former Chelsea center-half told Stadium Astro: “It’s all well and good saying he needs to be the main guy but he’s at a big club and he needs to make that happen himself. Now is the time to shine.”
“I just don’t like his body language at all, he looks a bit lightweight. It’s his first year, but he looks like he’s not bothered at times. He loses the ball, gives it away and doesn’t work back. It is a difficult time to come in with no fans, but you just want to shake him.”
“We used to have Mahrez in our changing room [at Leicester] who got a lot better, but the team took care of him by saying ‘you can’t just do one side of it or 10 minutes of the game.”
“Maybe Chelsea lack that internal leader or leaders where that conversation happens. It’s not always a nice conversation to have when you’re not performing well, but it needs to happen. He needs someone to tell him what it takes to play in the Premier League. Maybe the whole changing room is a little bit too nice.”