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£70m signing Kai Havertz has seen firsthand how difficult it is to play in the Premier League, as the intensity and physicality of the games will take you out if you are unprepared.
The 21-year-old German has hailed Antonio Rudiger for his outstanding display under Thomas Tuchel, and also hailed his national teammate and N’Golo Kante as the two players he wouldn’t like to play against.
“[Rudiger] has given us so much stability over the last few months,” he told reporters.
“After Tuchel’s arrival, he played outstandingly.
“As a mentality player, he’s also important. On the pitch, he’s a warrior. A bit like Kante – you want him in your team.
“Playing against him in training isn’t as much fun either. The last few months have been top. It was very hard for him at first and now he’s fought his way out of it.”