Pundit Ally McCoist has said that he is now quite concerned about Arsenal midfielder, Kai Havertz. Speaking on TalkSPORT, McCoist said that the 24-year-old had no relief, even during the international break.
Kai Havertz left Chelsea after a relatively unimpressive season at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal paid £65 million to sign him.
The versatile German international had a lot of potential, according to Mikel Arteta. But Arteta hasn’t been able to get the best out of him yet. He has started him in each of Arsenal’s four league games so far this year, sticking with him throughout. Although he has been working hard, he has made a few crucial errors and hasn’t distinguished himself in midfield.
Havertz would have hoped that reuniting with his international teammates would have relieved some of his pressure.
However, following the dismissal of Germany coach Hansi Flick, following a 4-1 loss to Japan, Ally McCoist is now concerned about Havertz. On Saturday, Havertz started for Germany as a false nine but was replaced by Thomas Muller after 73 minutes. He has a hard time succeeding in this role, and it won’t boost his already poor self-confidence.
Ally McCoist is concerned about Kai Havertz
In response to Hansi Flick’s news coming out from Germany, Ally McCoist commented
“Do you know what I think they’re lacking? I’m just looking at their side and they’ve got great players, [Leroy] Sane, [Florian] Wirtz, [Serge] Gnabry, [Kai] Havertz.”
He continued saying
“I’m just looking at that side and I think it lacks a bit of steel. When you think of German sides of the past, clearly they’ve been talented no doubt about it but they’ve always had a bit about them. They’ve had a spine and a ruthless streak to them and I don’t think they’ve got that.”
Ally McCoist further added
“What about Havertz though he just cannot get a break at all. I mean, it’s a real, real problem got to be a real problem. Obviously not setting the standards at Arsenal and obviously on the international side as well.”
Emile Smith Rowe and Fabio Vieira will be hopeful that Arteta switches up the midfield lineup on Sunday against Tottenham.
When Ally McCoist says he’s concerned about Havertz, he will be reflecting the feelings of many Arsenal supporters. He is training properly, but he is having trouble turning his efforts into performances that matter.
It will be fascinating to see if Havertz keeps his spot in the starting lineup for the weekend.
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