Kai Havertz has been struggling since his huge money switch from Bayer Leverkusen as Frank Lampard makes honest comment on the German
Chelsea performing poorly has made it visible of Kai Havertz struggles who has been expected to justify his huge money transfer since arriving from Germany.
With his £71m fee making him the most expensive Chelsea signing, Havertz is under pressure to live to expectations at Stamford Bridge.
Following the struggles, Frank Lampard took the time yesterday to reflect on the 21-year-old’s condition at the club.
Speaking to reporters, Lampard said; “I can officially say from working with Kai that desire is absolutely not part of the issue.”
“Is he as confident right now, at this minute, as he can be or will be? No because he is having a tough moment, as are other members of the squad.
“I could make lots of comparisons to players that were here at a similar age to Kai – Kevin De Bruyne, Mo Salah, who went away and took time and came back, and now they are absolute Premier League legends.
“There clearly has to be a period of time with young players who come to this League, where people have to give them time, patience and sometimes a little bit of wriggle room.
“I know him well, he’s a good lad and my job is to coach him like I coach the young players that came through last year in this team and made real names for themselves, to keep improving him. And now is the time to give him confidence and show my support for him and he’s got my absolute support.”
With Chelsea underperforming, Lampard knows his place at Stamford Bridge is currently under threat but is determined to fight his place through.
Many already suggesting his formation isn’t favorable to the squad as a possible switch could help the new stars settle.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard went on to share that the formation switch isn’t really what’s needed at the moment.
“Fight is an important word in football,” Lampard said; “So there’s no doubt we have to put some things to one side now,” said Lampard. “It’s not going to be 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 that will win us the games we need to win in the short term, it’ll be the passion and the desire, and the togetherness of the team.