Kai Havertz makes desperate selection plea to Thomas Tuchel ahead of Real Madrid clash
Kai Havertz is hoping to start for Chelsea against Real Madrid on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
The 21-year-old netted twice for Chelsea against Fulham in their 2-0 win after being recalled to the starting eleven.
Chelsea moved closer to clinching a top four spot but their attention has shifted to their semi-final second leg clash against Real on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
Havertz recognised the importance of beating Fulham and is now eyeing to start against the Spanish side.
“I think it [beating Fulham] was very important,” said Havertz.
“We have to come in the top four of the Premier League, that is our goal for the season and this win today is crucial for us. Then, on Wednesday we have another important game so we’re happy with the win.
“I scored very early so it gave me a little bit of confidence, it is always good to score and I’m happy to help the team. I hope I can continue like this on Wednesday.”
He added: “I’m always desperate to start games, I play football. But I know we have a lot of quality players in the team and the other players play well as well.
“I keep going, train hard and give my best. We will see on Wednesday.”
Thomas Tuchel lauds ‘decisive’ Kai Havertz after edging Chelsea closer to top four dream
Kai Havertz earned praise from Thomas Tuchel after his two goals sealed an important 2-0 win for Chelsea over Fulham in the Premier League.
“Yes and still there is room for improvement but for today I am very happy,” said Tuchel following the vital win against Fulham.
“Of course, he was decisive, he was involved with Timo as a double striker and with Mason and Hakim as the four offensive guys, always involved in dangerous attacks and situations.
Report suggest that Kai Havertz has already secured his place in the forth coming champions league match against Real Madrid on Wednesday following Tuchel admitting the important of Kai Havertz confident in the match
This was absolutely not the case, he took his chance, he showed up, this is what we need all the time and especially in situations like this, you need guys who are fully committed. That means if you have a chance to show up, then show. If you have five minutes, fifteen minutes or a whole game, whatever it is, show that you are ready and give me a headache for the next game.
“He did that and it is an example for what the whole team did and they get full credit from me.”