It has been quite a few weeks for Chelsea’s Kai Havertz.
Less than a year after watching Bayern Munich hoist the Champions League trophy, Havertz scored the game-winner against Manchester City to ensure that a few more Germans would get a chance to hold the European Cup.
For Havertz, who celebrated the title with Germany teammates Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger, coming through in the clutch for his club has boosted his confidence.
“Of course it gives you confidence. I’m a player that needs that self belief, that’s when I’m at my best. Confidence always helps you and I will go into the Euros full of it,” said Havertz as captured by the DFB website. “I’m a creative player and feel at home in the final third. I think the coach pictures my role much in the same way I do. I hope that I can play my part to help us win games and get far in the tournament.”
Aside of the magnitude of the competition itself, Havertz is looking forward to playing in front of a good amount of fans once again.
“It’s great! Football and us players depend on fans,” Havertz said. “It’s just not the same in an empty stadium. Even if there will only 14,000, it will sound like 80,000.”