Kai Havertz's transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea for a club record of 80,000,000 euros (plus 20,000,000 euros in bonuses) raised a lot of dust, but also raised great expectations of everyone in and around Stamford Bridge.
More may have been expected from the German prodigy, but the reason why Havertz has only one assist so far in the league, with a hattrick against Barnsley at the start of the League Cup, is that Frank Lampard pushes him more into a forced than a natural position at field.
So far, he has spent most of his time as a right winger, although it is clear that the role of the man behind the rush lies the most.
There is a lot of public pressure, but Havertz functions in accordance with the well-known German postulates - cold-blooded and like a machine.
"I admit that it is difficult for me, because the Premier League is completely different," says Havertz and continues: "In England, the game is played with much greater intensity and I felt that after a few games.
Despite everything, I am satisfied, but I know that there is still a lot of room for improvement. I want that to happen in the coming weeks and months. ", as quoted by mozzart It was in the mentioned match with Barnsley that Havertz played behind the rush hour and scored the first hat-trick in the blue jersey.
However, Barnsley is far below Chelsea's quality ... "That hattrick meant a lot to me. It is difficult when you are at a new beginning, especially in England, especially because I previously trained with the team for only five or six days.
The matches came quickly, and all of this was a big step forward for me in my career and life. I left my family and friends for the first time. It takes time for things to come to their own. " Although he admits that the Premier League is significantly different from everything he has faced so far throughout his career, that is why he needs a little more time to catch everything ...
"The intensity in duels and the speed of the game are much higher. It is a completely different competition and very exhausting. I can't say that the Bundesliga is worse, but the differences are noticeable. It seems to me that there are no average or bad players in the Premier League, everyone plays at a high level.
" Havertz is waiting for the League of Nations match against Ukraine in Kiev, and the same is on the program on Saturday at 20:45.