Germany’s national team head coach Joachim Löw has expressed his happiness with Kai Havertz’s move to Chelsea but echos ‘Bundesliga has lost a top talent’.
Havertz left national team camp on Friday morning to complete £71m move from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea. Germany’s national team manager, Joachim Löw reacts.
“We were in two minds about Kai,” he told the media in a press conference as quoted by DFB.
“On the one hand, his ability on the ball would’ve helped us against Spain, but the risk of an injury before a transfer of this magnitude is too great. The bad thing about the transfer is that the Bundesliga has lost a top player.
“But by moving abroad, it’ll help Kai’s development. You mature abroad. Kai was sure that he wanted the move and he’s mentally prepared for it.
“Chelsea is a good club with lots of young players. I don’t think that this has come a year or two too soon for Kai; it’s the right time for him.”
Germany, with Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner but without Kai Havertz will face Switzerland in the Nations League game on Sunday.