National soccer player Kai Havertz likes to think back to working with Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea. "In the first six months I hadn't really gotten a foothold, but then the tide turned with Thomas Tuchel. We were ninth in the league, finished fourth and won the Champions League. He definitely made me one made better players," said the 23-year-old offensive player in the "Phrases Mower" podcast of the "Bild" newspaper. Tuchel led the Blues to triumph in the premier class in 2021, Havertz scored the 1-0 winner against Manchester City.
Havertz knows exactly what is to come for the Bayern players under their new coach Tuchel. Tuchel taught him "how important every little detail is. We trained every day that every pass is played with the right sharpness into the right foot. Not too soft, not too hard, but sharp - just perfect. And it doesn't matter how good the games were when you had a bad pass, he was never completely satisfied," said Havertz about Julian Nagelsmann's successor at Bayern Munich.
That helped him a lot, "even if I burst inside when I heard negative things. But in the end it's just right," said Havertz. He denied that the relationship with the team had been disturbed in the end. "If you win three titles in a year and a half and are also in three other finals, the relationship can't be bad."
He was surprised by the Aus Tuchels, which Chelsea surprisingly parted with last September. "I couldn't understand that because Thomas was one of the biggest parts of our success. As a player, I can't say what happened behind closed doors after the change of ownership, but we had a very good relationship - just like with Graham Potter now ' Havertz said.