Kai Havertz is hoping to earn a place in Chelsea’s starting XI for the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid after sacking his side for a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.
The German international scored both goals for the Blues by collecting three crucial points in the battle for a place in the top four in the Premier League.
Havertz was left out of the squad for his side’s win at West Ham last week and was later presented as a second-half substitute as Thomas Tuchel’s men drew 1-1 with Madrid in the game. go from the European clash.
What was said?
The former Bayer Leverkusen star will be hoping to gain his manager’s confidence ahead of the home clash with the Spanish giants.
“I’m still desperate to start games, but I know we have a lot of quality players in the squad and the other players are playing equally well,” he said. Sky Sports.
“I keep going, I’m training hard and giving my best. We’ll see on Wednesday. I think that was very important. We have to get into the Premier League top four, that’s our goal for the season and this victory today is Then on Wednesday we have another important game and we are happy with the victory.
“I scored very early on so it gave me a bit of confidence, it’s always good to score and I’m happy to help the team. I hope I can continue like this on Wednesday.”
How did Havertz play for Chelsea?
Havertz’s brace against Fulham brings his Premier League goal tally to four for the season and eight for all competitions.
The 21-year-old also recorded three top-flight assists for Chelsea.
What is the next step for the Blues?
Chelsea will host Madrid at Stamford Bridge for Wednesday’s semi-final second leg.
Three days later, they face Premier League leaders Manchester City, followed by a home game against Arsenal on May 12.