In the summer of 2020, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz were linked to Bayern Munich, but both opted to pursue a career with Chelsea instead.
Each player, though, has experienced a roller coaster ride of a career in London. Werner started hot, but has stumbled into bouts of inconsistency that has seen him become the brunt of many internet jokes and memes. Meanwhile, Havertz started out very slow, eventually picked his game up and scored the Champions League title-clinching goal, before falling back into a slump this season.
When looking at two of his key players scuffling for playing time at the club level, Germany manager Hansi Flick thinks both will emerge stronger.
“Chelsea have a great team where it’s not so easy to play. It’s the same situation with Kai Havertz. Their team is top-notch and is of great quality,” Flick said (as captured by @iMIaSanMia). “That’s why during a professional career, you have to go through times like this.”
Flick has been on record as wanting to work with both Werner and Havertz and if any coach can extract the best from those two player, it is likely Flick.