Bosz: ‘Havertz is an intelligent boy and he can cope with the pressure’

Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz has praised Kai Havertz for the way is handeling the speculation on his future. The Dutch coach insists that the young midfielder is able to handle the pressure of being linked with a club like Chelsea. The former Ajax coach also revealed that Leverkusen will be doing everything to keep Havertz until after their European campaign.

Leverkusen secured a spot in the quarter finals of the Europa League after beating Rangers 4-1.  After the game Bosz acknowledged the star of his player has been rising. “We are watching all this closely,” Bosz told DAZN and Goal. “Of 20 interview requests, 18 want to speak with Kai. Then we must make sure he doesn’t go 18 times.”

“He is an exceptional player, but even exceptional players can have a bad day. If we lose, he is always the first to be criticised, even if he didn’t play that badly. I often talk to him and explain how I saw his game. Then there are games like the one against Hertha Berlin, when the fans whistled at his substitution.

“I told him that maybe he learned the most in that game, where he was really not good. But Kai is an intelligent boy overall and knows how the world works.” Havertz is believed to be in talks with Chelsea as the Blues are very keen on adding the German midfielder to their squad this summer. Leverkusen are demanding around €80m for Havertz.