Thomas Tuchel will get the most effective out of Kai Havertz at Chelsea if he continues to play him within the No.10 position.
That’s the view of Arsenal legend Paul Merson, who has admitted he ‘feels sorry’ for the German attacker following his robust begin to life in west London.
Havertz, who joined the membership for a charge of £71miillion from Bayer Leverkusen final summer season, has proven glimpses of high quality however has struggled on the entire since his transfer, netting only one purpose in 17 Premier League appearances this time period.
And Sky Sports activities pundit Merson is satisfied the playmaker will come good within the close to future if Tuchel continues to play him within the ‘gap’ behind the striker.
He advised Sky Sports activities: “He’s 21 years outdated, he’s going to be a great participant.
“Individuals can sit down with me and say he ain’t finished something however he will likely be particular. He will likely be a particular participant.
“He’s younger, he’s come over, his confidence is shot. For me, I feel the supervisor received it proper the opposite night time. Hold taking part in him within the gap.”
Havertz practically scored the winner in Chelsea’s 0-Zero draw with Wolves in midweek and Merson believes as soon as he’s settled in London he will likely be a superb addition.
“He practically scored on the final play of the sport. If that goes in he walks off the pitch, six foot 4,” he added.
“For the time being, he’s 21, he’s simply come over to a rustic in lockdown. Though he’s 21, he’s nonetheless received dad and mom. If he’s having a nasty time, you ring up your dad and mom and inform them to return over for a few weeks, spend a little bit of time with them.
“Or he rings a few mates and says, ‘I’ll fly you over, simply come over and stick with us’, however that isn’t taking place.
“He has a nasty recreation or he’s out the staff and he’s simply received to go house and sit in an condo and simply stew.
“He’s 21, he’s an absolute child and I really feel sorry for him.”