Chelsea told Kai Havertz “doesn’t feel comfortable” despite Champions League final heroics

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Kai Havertz "certainly doesn't feel comfortable" in his current role at Chelsea, according to one Germany legend.

Havertz, 22, joined the Blues in a club-record £72million transfer last year and began to fulfil his vast potential during the latter stage of the season.

The forward's performances improved noticeably after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January, with the German manager frequently deploying his compatriot as a false nine.

Havertz capped his fine end to the season by scoring the winner in the Champions League final against Manchester City last month.

He was deployed in a fluid attacking role in the match and latched onto Mason Mount's through-ball to put the Blues ahead.

The 22-year-old showed brilliant composure to round Ederson and score the winner
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But former West Germany forward Klaus Fischer insists Havertz is not most effective when operating up front.

He told Goal : "I saw him in the Champions League final against Manchester City and he played brilliantly.

"He's a young player who has a great left foot, but he's not a real centre-forward, that's clear to see.

"He certainly doesn't feel comfortable there, but he's a huge talent, he plays in one of the best teams in the world at Chelsea and he will continue to develop."

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Despite a lengthy goal drought in the Premier League midway through the season, Havertz ended the campaign with a creditable six goals and nine assists in all competitions.

Fischer anticipates those numbers will increase as the former Bayer Leverkusen man adapts to life in England.

He added: "When you come to a different country and to a different team as a young player, you have to establish yourself.

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"I think that he prevailed, seeing as he scored the deciding goal in the final in the Champions League and also because he has a German coach who teaches him the German virtues.

"He needs to demonstrate these virtues in England too, because they probably play the best football in terms of speed and physicality.

"I do believe that he has what it takes to assert himself because he can score goals.

"He's also a smart player who knows how to play, but a young player who is not the finished article yet in his development.

"That goal [in the Champions League final] has probably given him an incredible boost and he will continue to score goals in England."

Havertz will take to the big stage once again as Germany kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against France on Tuesday night.

He has scored three goals for Die Mannschaft since making his debut in 2018, while he also has nine assists to his name having set up two goals in the 7-1 thrashing of Latvia last week.

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