Kai Havertz has revealed that his best position is in the no.10 role following his switch to Chelsea.
The 21-year-old made his debut on Monday night in the 3-1 win against Brighton, but saw himself play out on the right-hand side of an attacking three behind forward Timo Werner.
It was a difficult and tough evening for Havertz, who acknowledged that it will take time to adapt to the Premier League, having only trained with his teammates for less than a week.
It was questioned whether Frank Lampard would play a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 at Chelsea this season, although 4-2-2-2 was seen in parts during the win on the south coast, which brought up where Havertz could play in the side once Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic return from injury.
But the midfielder has revealed Chelsea will get the best out of him in the no.10 role, sitting behind his German teammate Timo Werner.
I played, I think, every offensive position at Leverkusen,” he said. “I played as a right-winger, a No10, a No6, No8 – sometimes as a striker as well. But for me it is very important to have that flexibility on the pitch and to be creative, those are the things that I like.
“I think I can play many positions but of course for me my best position is as a No10. I can play on the right side as well or as a striker. To be honest I am happy to stay on the pitch and I think I am flexible.”
The youngster didn’t exactly have the greatest of debut’s, Havertz struggling to make an impact at the Amex Stadium and enjoying a moment to forget with a dreadfully misplaced pass out of play.
Havertz admits it will take time to adapt to the demands of English football but is confident he can thrive alongside compatriot, and fellow summer signing, Timo Werner.
“It is a big step to come to another country, culture and language. It is very different than before and that takes some weeks to adapt to, but I am looking forward to it,” he added.
“I am very happy that Timo is here as well… I think we will have a good German connection in the team now.”
Next up for Havertz and Chelsea is a home tie against Premier League champions Liverpool on Sunday.