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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