The Blues goaltender works with the two Germans on a daily basis and expects them to perform at their peak next season.
Edouard Mendy believes Chelsea will see “the best of” Timo Werner and Kai Havertz next season after the German forwards have had their first season of adaptation at Stamford Bridge. Much was expected of the two most important signing of the summer when they traveled to west London from RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2020, but neither lived up to the challenge of the price invested in it.
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There were flashes of genius and a strange cause for optimism, but consistency may prove to be much more present in the 2021-2022 season. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy gave an interview on the official website of the London club in which he mentioned the case of the two German attacking players: “They are very good players. They are young players and this is the first time they have moved to another country.
“I think it took a few months for them to adjust and understand the Premier League, but I see them every day and know how good they are. I’m happy for them. They have shown their qualities. on the pitch. Next season 100% we will see the best of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Even this year we have enjoyed their good levels of performance and they are important to us, “added the former goalkeeper. Rennais Stadium.
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Havertz, who has been used as a false nine by Thomas Tuchel in recent weeks, scored a brace as Chelsea beat rivals Fulham 2-0 in their last Premier League outing. Werner was behind one of those goals and is one of five players in England to have passed the ten goals and ten assists milestone this season. The 24-year-old has found the target 11 times, while Havertz now has eight goals to his name.
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Havertz and Werner are hoping to start again when Chelsea host Real Madrid on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. In the first leg, the two sides drew 1-1, Tuchel’s side – who are already FA Cup finalists and top-four in the Premier League – are ready to refocus on continental competition. Mendy added: “It’s not easy to switch between the two Champions League games with a Premier League game in the middle, but we did it.”
“The coach knows how difficult it is to stay focused in the game against Fulham but we got off to a good start even though they pressed us high. We stayed strong together and were clinical in the counterattack. To be honest we won against Fulham and it was a tough game, but now we have to recover and focus on the Real Madrid game. It’s a semi-final and we haven’t won anything. We have to be prepared. for this battle“, concluded Edouard Mendy.