Chelsea’s new kid on the block Kai Havertz conceded that he has been a long-time admirer of former England international Frank Lampard.
Havertz, 21, was signed by Chelsea from German side Bayer Leverkusen for a reported fee of 71 million pounds ($91.36 million) with Lampard strengthen his side to challenge for the Premier League (PL) title.
“I was dreaming as a kid to play in the Premier League and to play for Chelsea as well because for me Chelsea is a very big club and one of the best in the world,’ said Havertz in a press conference on Thursday at Cobham.
“I watched many games of Lampard as a kid and I loved him as a player. He was one of the biggest players in England of his time.
“He likes the way I play as a midfielder, to go into the box trying to score goals and make assists. It helps a lot to have a manager who played for such a long time in the PL and in the national team.
‘Lampard can give me tips and I think he will help me a lot to become a better football player so I’m very excited that he’s my manager now,” added Havertz.
The 21-year-old made his PL debut on Monday 3-1 as Chelsea beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1. Lampard insists that his new midfielder and the rest of the ‘Blues’ recruits should be afforded a little time to adapt to new surroundings.
“Chelsea is a very big club and I know this already but for me, it was a big step to come to another country, another culture, another language,” said the German star.
“It’s very different than before and it will take some weeks to adapt but I’m looking forward to it,” he concluded.
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By FARPost Reporter