CHELSEA new boy Kai Havertz has opened up on his ‘difficult’ start to life in London.
The 21-year-old made a mega money move from Bayer Leverkusen costing the Blues a whopping £72million.
The German has played in multiple positions across the frontline, out wide, up top and in behind the striker in the No10 role.
While he is yet to score his first Premier League goal, Havertz has provided one assist as well as scoring a hat-trick against Barnsley in the EFL Cup.
But he has received criticism for not hitting the ground running since his big money move to the Premier League.
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The Chelsea new boy was slammed by Liverpool legend Steve Nicol for “disappearing”.
Nicol said to ESPN: “It’s weird. Some of the things he did [against Turkey] were really delicate and simple and well executed.
“But then he disappeared for long periods so he kind of played the way he does for Chelsea.
“Officially he has two assists but he was in and out of the game and that’s not what you would expect from a guy who has cost so much money.”
Havertz has now opened up about his rocky start to life at Chelsea
He told the Chelsea official website: “It was difficult for me, especially because the Premier League is a completely different league, It’s more intense and I noticed that in the first few games.
“It has gone pretty well for me recently but I think there is also still a lot of potential upwards. I want to exploit that in the next few weeks and months.
“The hat-trick [against Barnsley] was good for me. The start was a little difficult because I only trained with the team for five or six days, then played the first game right away.
“It was also a very big step for me to leave my family and familiar surroundings. Of course, it takes time to get it right.
“The intensity in the duels and the runs is much higher. It’s a completely different league and the games are very exhausting.
“The Bundesliga isn’t worse but I noticed differences. It seems to me like there aren’t any average or bad players here – everybody is at a very high level.”