Kai Havertz has promised Chelsea fans that he will continue to work hard to justify his price tag.
The German international joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer in a big-money move, buy he has struggled for form and also battled with Covid-19 and a niggling injury.
He started in the 2-0 victory over Everton on Monday and impressed in a false nine role which reminded many of his abilities.
The former Leverkusen star expressed his delight after returning from injury to help Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Everton.
“It was good for me and I gave my best. The first seven months were not easy for me but you have to keep working and I did that. So I’m very happy, but of course it was my first match after injury. I think it was a good performance from me, but you cannot say this after one performance.
‘You have to be strong in the next few matches as well and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks and then I hope it will continue like that.
‘I played like a false nine, I had the freedom to go everywhere I wanted to go, and I think that’s good for me. I like to have freedom on the pitch. I think I was lucky to score a goal but I’m very happy with the performance, not only from me but the whole group. I think we can do a lot better than today, but the result was a win so of course we’re very happy with it.’
Havertz will hope to get an opportunity to start in Chelsea’s next Premier League match against Leeds United on Saturday.