Chelsea summer signing Kai Havertz has hailed the impact of international team-mate Timo Werner in helping him settle.
Werner himself of course only moved to Stamford Bridge this summer, but Havertz says his countryman was a useful influence.
As per Bild, via TalkSport, the playmaker said Werner gave him a lift to training in the early stages of his Chelsea spell.
But he has also emphasised the importance of the pair doing their own thing if they’re to properly settle.
“I help Timo with good passes on the pitch and, at the beginning, he helped me out with a lift to the training grounds,” said Havertz.
“Sure, we do a lot of things together. This helps a lot. But we also must go our own ways to fully settle here.
“To me, the move to England is also important step for my personal development.”
Werner is now getting into his stride, although it feels like there is still more to come from him and Havertz.
If the pair can build on their friendship and understanding, the German duo should become a devastating playmaker-striker combination in the Premier League.
Werner’s move was sealed sooner and he got a full pre-season, so it’s not surprising he looks a little further along in terms of being settled.
Havertz has scored a hat-trick in blue already, but has also endured some games where he has drifted to the periphery.
Getting that consistency is key and Werner can be a helping hand on that front – even if he is no longer providing the lifts to training.
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