The German international praised the French, spoke of his first season in England and his goal in the C1 final.
Kai Havertz scored the most important goal of his young career last week. The German international scored his first Champions League goal at the best of times as his goal against Manchester City in Porto in the C1 final turned out to be the winning goal. Recruited for 100 million euros, bonus included, Kai Havertz will therefore have contributed in the most beautiful way to the European success of the Blues.
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From now on, Kai Havertz will focus on the European Championship with Germany but he continues to savor this incredible moment in his career. Present at a press conference with his selection, the German returned to this goal against Manchester City: “It was a special goal for me and my family. He will stay with me for the rest of my life. I’m a player who needs his confidence. That’s when I play my best. . “
A man stood out during this final, but also throughout the European Blues campaign and this man is none other than N’Golo Kanté. The inexhaustible French midfielder put in an XXL performance and even saw some of his fans campaigning for him for the next Ballon d’Or. All of his teammates are often rave about him and Kai Havertz is no exception.
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“When you see him you have to smile. He’s a great personality and a great person. And a great football player. As an attacking player I’m always happy when he’s on the pitch. You can do a lot of things. ‘mistakes because he always gets the ball back. He’s fast, nimble and always puts his foot down. That’s why it’s not so nice to have to play against him in the first game of the European Championship, of course “, confessed the German international.
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Kai Havertz also praised his compatriot, Antonio Rüdiger: “He has given us so much stability in recent months. After Tuchel’s arrival, he played exceptionally. As a player of mentality, he is also important. On the pitch, he is a warrior. like Kanté – you want him on your squad. Playing against him in training is not that fun either. The last few months have been great. It was very difficult for him at the start and now he is doing it . “
Finally, he made his self-criticism after his first season in England: “I knew it was going to take six months or a year to get there. It took a long time, but in the end it was a great year. Nobody looks at the negative moments more, but only at the goal and the title. But I was aware of it. I hope that will give a boost and that I can play a successful European Championship. Now I know how it is in the Premier League. “