‘He’s not comfortable in that role’ — former Germany striker tells Tuchel

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Kai Havertz was signed as a £70m player from German side Bayer Leverkusen, but the young attacking midfielder struggled at the start of his Chelsea career.

The 22-year-old was constantly criticised by the English press for failing to justify his hefty price tag.

Frank Lampard and even Thomas Tuchel couldn’t decide on Havertz best position in the team, as he featured as a false nine, an attacking midfielder and also from wide at times. He ended up playing his best game as a false nine for Chelsea and was superb in the Champions League final against Manchester City.

However, former Germany striker Klaus Fischer has claimed that Kai Havertz “doesn’t feel comfortable” playing as a false nine role.

Fischer, who helped West Germany to the 1982 World Cup final has – in association with NetBet – told Goal of Havertz: “I saw him in the Champions League final against Manchester City and he played brilliantly.

“He’s a young player who has a great left foot, but he’s not a real centre-forward, that’s clear to see.

“He certainly doesn’t feel comfortable there, but he’s a huge talent, he plays in one of the best teams in the world at Chelsea and he will continue to develop.”

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