Havertz on how he can emulate Frank Lampard
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Havertz on how he can emulate Frank Lampard

Kai Havertz says he wants to emulate Chelsea legend and head coach Frank Lampard at the Stamford Bridge. 

Havertz signed for Chelsea earlier in the month from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal. The midfielder was handed his debut on Monday night as the Blues beat Brighton 3-1 in the Premier League opener. Speaking at his first press conference, the 21-year-old revealed how he loved watching Lampard when he was young. 

"I watched many games of him as a kid. He also liked the way I play as a midfielder – to go in the box, to score goals, and make assists," he said. 

"I think that helps a lot to have a manager who played such a long time in the Premier League and the national team. He can give me tips and I think he will help me a lot to become a better football player, a better midfield player, so I am very excited that he is my manager now."

"I loved him as a player, watching him as a kid. He was one of the biggest players in England of his time and for me of course Chelsea always had very big players that I know from watching the Premier League as a kid." 

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