Chelsea star forward Kai Havertz says it’s challenging to avoid feeling pressured when it comes with a big money transfer.
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Chelsea star Kai Havertz was the Premier League team’s highest signing when he signed for the Blues in 2020 in a £72 million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen.
Kai Havertz has 32 goals in 128 games, including the game-winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final, but he recently spoke out about what a high price tag means to a player.
“I was Chelsea’s most expensive player,” he told The Guardian. “I don’t understand how so much money is paid but it is normal in football: look at our recent transfers.
“That brings pressure because people think you are [Lionel] Messi.
“I was still 20, 21. People don’t see that; they see the price so you have to be great from day one. You can feel it, the tension. You read it, hear it.”
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The 23-year-old has since been surpassed as Chelsea’s most expensive player by Enzo Fernandez, who arrived in January for £106 million.
Kai Havertz has nine goals in all competitions this season and will look to reach double figures when Chelsea returns to action this weekend.
Following an illness, the forward missed Germany’s 3-2 friendly loss to Peru during the international break.
He is expected to be fit for Potter’s side’s match against Aston Villa this weekend.
On Tuesday night, Chelsea will host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.