“I started my career as a number eight, or a number 10,” Kai Havertz told Chelsea’s official website when asked about his favorite position.
“In Germany, I played also as a left and right-winger, and in the last year as a number nine at Chelsea.
“I cannot say I have a favorite position. Nowadays you have to adapt your game to different positions. That makes a player stronger. The manager can switch it around if the opponent does something different.
“I don’t have a favorite position, but I like to be in the box, close to the goal, and have the ball. The false nine suits me good, but when we have three strikers with two number 10s and a number nine, all these positions suit me.”
“I know I’m not a real number nine just waiting in the box and doing headers, I want to be influential in the game, get the ball, drop sometimes into midfield, and start attacks there.”
Kai Havertz has occasionally been used as a center-forward by Thomas Tuchel.
After the Lille game in which the German scored and put in an excellent display, many fans are calling on the head coach to play him ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the League Cup final on Sunday.