Kai Havertz has admitted that the Premier League is a much tougher league than the Bundesliga. The German midfielder made his debut for Chelsea on Monday as the Blues won 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion. The 21-year-old had a quiet game and was unable to make his mark on the game. He was subbed off the pitch in the second half and replaced by Callum Hudson-Odoi.
“It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team,” Havertz said in the Evening Standard after taking in 80 minutes of a 3-1 win over Brighton. “More important is that we won so I am very happy to make my debut.”
“The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well. But I am happy to play 80 minutes and hopefully next week I will continue.” Havertz will have a new chance to shine at Chelsea as the Blues will take on defending champions Liverpool next week.