When asked how he would celebrate if he scored the winning goal in the 2022 World Cup, Chelsea player Kai Havertz stated he would not want to prepare anything in advance.
The ex-Bayer Leverkusen playmaker signed with Chelsea for an eye-popping sum of €85 million in the summer of 2020. In his first season in England, he finished with a total of four goals and five assists in 27 league games.
In the 11 European games Havertz played before the Champions League final in the 2020–21 season, he did not score a goal but did contribute two assists. He more than made up for a poor season by scoring the winning goal for the Blues against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final in 2021.
The German is accustomed to assuming leadership roles in significant situations. On February 12, he assisted Chelsea in defeating Palmeiras in the FIFA Club World Cup final with a penalty kick in the 118th minute.
Hence, it is not hard to imagine Havertz having an impact for Germany if Die Mannschaft makes the final in Doha on December 18.
When asked how he would celebrate if he scored the winning goal in the final, Havertz told GQ:
"I think it’s not real if you plan anything because it’s going to be totally different. Maybe I would run out of the stadium and fly home."
Mario Gotze, currently at Eintracht Frankfurt, experienced this emotion for Germany a little over eight years ago. Coming on as an 88th-minute substitute, Gotze scored the winning goal to help his team beat Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup final.