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Thomas Tuchel sends message of encouragement to Chelsea Kai Havertz ahead of next season



Kai Havertz and Thomas Tuchel

KaiThomas Tuchel has delivered a message of encouragement to Chelsea Kai Havertz, while stating the areas he needs to work on ahead of next season.

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has pointed out the areas Kai Havertz must improve on to take the next step at the club ahead of next season.

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The 22-year-old joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in a blockbuster deal last summer and finished his debut season in England in winning fashion.

It was a difficult season for the German midfielder, who also contracted Covid-19 towards the end of 2020. But as the season progressed, Havertz grew up and settled in England.

He ended up making a difference for Chelsea in the Champions League final, as his first-half goal in Porto sealed a 1-0 win over Manchester City to secure the club’s second European Cup.

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz (Photo by Getty Images)

He then teamed up with Germany for the European Championships, but couldn’t go all the way as they were knocked out of the Round of 16.

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Havertz  is expected to be back at Chelsea  once his holiday period ends which will see him link back up with Tuchel and the rest of the squad.

While reflecting on his Euro 2020 performance, Thomas Tuchel advised him on how to improve and take his game to the next level ahead of the new season.

“For him personally he played a good Euros,” Tuchel told the official Chelsea website.

“He was a threat constantly in the German team for the others to score. Of course he had an excellent ending to our season and although the German team did not do so well at the Euros, I think he can personally be satisfied with the first steps he made here in England and with the outcome for him.

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There’s things to improve, things to keep the level up high, where he can play and he proved that he can play. This is the next step.”