Kai Havertz Harus Lebih Kejam

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Selasa, 13 Apr 2021 19:45 WIB
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Kai Havertz of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E stage match between Chelsea FC and FC Sevilla at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Kai Havertz Harus Lebih Kejam (Getty Images/Mike Hewitt)
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Kai Havertz tampaknya mulai menemukan bentuk permainannya. Thomas Tuchel memintanya untuk lebih kejam di depan gawang lawan.

Kai Havertz mampu membawa Chelsea pesta gol atas Crystal Palace di akhir pekan kemarin dalam lanjutan Liga Inggris. Havertz membukukan satu gol, malah nyaris mencetak hat-trick kalau peluang-peluang bersihnya mampu dimaksimalkan.

Sudah beberapa laga terakhir, Havertz memang diplot sebagai penyerang tengah alias ujung tombak dalam formasi 3-4-3. Tapi pada kenyataannya, Havertz lebih seperti false nine.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Kai Havertz of Chelsea and Gary Cahill of Crystal Palace  battle for the ball  during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on April 10, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Kai Havertz (kiri) (Getty Images/Mike Hewitt)

Manajer Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel mengaku kalau Kai Havertz punya potensi besar dan berkualitas. Havertz cuma tinggal menunjukkannya saja di lapangan.

"Dia punya kesempatan dan kami harap, dia akan menampilkan kualitas terbaiknya," terang Tuchel seperti dilansir dari Sky Sports.

"Dia memiliki kualitas dan dia perlu menunjukkannya. Semudah itu," tambahnya.

Thomas Tuchel berpesan, Kai Havertz harus lebih kejam di depan gawang lawan. Artinya, penyelesaian akhir pemain berpaspor Jerman itu harus terus terasah agar peluang tidak terbuang percuma.

"Dia harus lebih kejam di depan gawang. Dengan begitu, gol-gol akan datang," tegasnya.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Kai Havertz of Chelsea in action during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Chelsea FC and Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on March 17, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Kai Havertz dan Thomas Tuchel (Getty Images/Mike Hewitt)

Kai Havertz merupakan pembelian termahal Chelsea di musim panas kemarin. Chelsea harus merogoh kocek sebesar 80 juta euro atau setara Rp 1,3 triliun ke Bayer Leverkusen.

Baru enam gol dan delapan assist dikemasnya dari 35 penampilan pada seluruh kompetisi.

(aff/ran)