Berlin (AP) – Football World Champion Toni Kroos is confident that future Chelsea professional Kai Havertz will win the Premier League after leaving Bayer Leverkusen.
“If he continues like this, he will be difficult to stop. But there are no guarantees and there are always stumbling blocks in a career,” the Real Madrid midfielder said in an interview with “Bild am Sonntag”. “Kai is now faced with the next step and a new situation. He also has to get used to it”, said Kroos.
In short, the 30-year-old sees moving abroad as an opportunity to develop further. “That makes you better as a player, that makes you better as a personality”, said Kroos Saturday evening in the “Current Sports Studio” of the ZDF. It would be good for everyone to deal with the pressure to overcome the strong competition. There is also another language.
Havertz was allowed to leave the DFB selection prematurely due to his move to London and is therefore also absent this Sunday (8.45 p.m. / ZDF) in the second Nations League match against Switzerland in Basel. In the 1-1 draw against Spain on Thursday, national coach Joachim Löw voluntarily relinquished the 21-year-old. “Kai has tremendous quality. If he exhausts this, he can become a very important component in the national team,” Kroos said in the “Bild am Sonntag”.