Kai Havertz scored his first goal for Germany against Argentina last week in what was an overall solid performance. Havertz analyzed his own performance and spoke about his future within the national team.
When asked by Sport1 how happy he was with his performance, he said,
I tried to be active and to challenge the balls. Not everything worked out for me. I can tell that I can play even better. But given that it was my third national team start, against Argentina, it was pretty decent. But it is also clear that I still have a lot to work on.
Havertz then spoke about his place in the national team and explained that he doesn’t want to cause any unrest within the team, particularly by laying claim to Toni Kroos’ position in the starting lineup. He said,
I make no claims; it’s too early for me. I want to play as much as I can, but I’m not under pressure. Making claims brings nothing. Especially not when you play the same position as Toni Kroos.
Joachim Löw also commented on Havertz’s club future and the trust that he has in him. Löw said he wants to talk with Havertz personally about his club future. He said,
I’ll talk to him about it when the occasion comes, but not now and not this year. He should focus on playing at Leverkusen first. There he always plays regularly. That’s the biggest advantage for such a young player.
In response to Löw’s offer of advice, Havertz said,
I like to listen to a lot of people, but in the end I decide what happens. But it is also clear that I like advice from those with experience. It would be bad if I said no.
Löw then further commented on Havertz’s future, saying,
He has made it clear for himself and his environment the desire to stay in Leverkusen. I do not know what will happen next year, but he certainly has many options.