Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry were one of the few bright spots in an otherwise gloomy game for Germany as they gave up a 2-0 lead to eventually draw 2-2 against Argentina. After the game Löw finally gave some insight as to what Havertz’s standing is on the team and also reaffirmed his stance on Gnabry.
When asked by Bild whether Havertz would play from the start again against Estonia, Löw gave us a glimpse as to where Havertz stands in the team in terms of importance.
Kai is always relatively close to our starting eleven. Kai can stand in the starting eleven in almost any game; he now has this quality. His goal, for example, was a typical Kai Havertz — orchestrated from deep in the midfield on a technically high level. That was great.
Havertz himself said, “I still have lots of potential, but don’t have lots of experience at this level yet. I want to go step for step, not putting myself under pressure.”
It is well known that Havertz is a Bayern Munich target, and with performances like these that interest from Bayern might be well warranted. Let’s hope for the sake of the national team, as well as maybe for Bayern in the future, that Havertz continues to fulfill his potential and become a world class player.
As for Serge Gnabry, Löw briefly reiterated his commitment to the forward: “Serge always plays with me.”