Havertz irritated by questions about his position, unaffected by negativity

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

At a press conference today, Kai Havertz admitted that the discussion about his position on the pitch is getting on his nerves. He also said that he’s not affected by the criticism surrounding the German national team.

Capable of playing anywhere across the frontline, Kai Havertz started as a striker in Germany’s 1-2 World Cup opening defeat against Japan.

There has been a lot of discussion about the No. 9 position in Germany, with some calling for a more traditional striker like Niclas Füllkrug to play up front.

At a press conference today, Havertz made it clear that he’s had enough of the conversation about his best position on the pitch.

“The position issue is really getting on my nerves now. Everyone knows that I can play on the right, on the left, as a No. 9 and as a No. 10. Of course the positions are different, but I can play anything up front,” Havertz said.

“I really like the No. 9 position, but I also know that as a striker you have to score goals. If I play there again on Sunday, I’ll give my best once more.”


Heading into a crunch clash with Spain on Sunday, the Chelsea attacker also underlined that he’s unaffected by the negativity surrounding the German national team following their loss to Japan.

“I can understand that there is negativity coming from a lot of fans. We’re under a lot of fire. But I’m not worried. I don’t care what happened in the past. It’s a big game on Sunday. There’s no point in having negative thoughts now. The focus is on the future for us.”

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