Kai Havertz’s versatile role raises eyebrows in Germany’s friendly against Turkey

Kai Havertz, a versatile player, made his debut as a left-back for Germany in a friendly match against Turkey. Despite his versatility, Germany lost by three goals to Turkey. Germany's new coach, Nagelsmann, praised Havertz's performance, stating that he will not always play as a pure left-back. Despite scoring a goal, Havertz conceded a penalty, contributing to the team's defeat.

Kai Havertz's Versatile Role Raises Eyebrows In Germany's Friendly Against Turkey

In a friendly match against Turkey, Arsenal’s Kai Havertz took on an unexpected role as a left-back for the German national team, showcasing his adaptability on the field. Despite Havertz’s versatility, Germany faced a defeat, losing by three goals to the Turkish team.

The match, which marked the debut of Germany’s new coach Nagelsmann, saw Havertz, known for his role as a false 9 striker at Arsenal, playing on the right wing. This comes in addition to his usual position as a number 8 under Arteta. However, what caught the attention of fans was Havertz’s stint as a left-back, a position not commonly associated with the versatile player.

Nagelsmann addressed Havertz’s performance as a left-back, stating, “Kai will not be asked to play here all the time. I have a good idea. He is a very good football player. This place is a good choice for him. He will not always be asked to play as a pure left-back.”

Havertz started the game impressively, scoring a goal in the 5th minute. However, his game took a turn as he conceded a penalty, ultimately contributing to Germany’s loss in the match.

Here is the highlight video of Germany vs. Turkey, which ended 2-3 victory for Turkey.

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder


Age: 24

193 cm

83 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 14 0 Missed
Minutes 738 52.7 Avg
Goals 2 0.1 Avg
Assist 1 0.1 Avg
Attempt 7 0.5 Avg
Passes 274 19.682.4% AvgSucc
Yellow 3 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 12 times for 714 minutes for Premier League.

Kai Havertz scored 1 goal for Arsenal. He procured one assist. He received 3 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 3rd in Premier League. In the last match Arsenal won 3-1 against Burnley. The next match in Premier League will be against Brentford.

Arsenal performance and stats


Manager: Mikel Arteta
Rank 1st
Win 10
Draw 3
Loss 1
Goals 29-11
Diff 18

Arsenal is currently 3rd in the Premier League with 27 points.

In the last 12 games, it has won 8 times, drawn 3 times, and lost once. In its last match, Arsenal won 3-1 against Burnley.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 26 goals and conceding 10.​

Arsenal will play the next match in Premier League against Brentford on Saturday 25th of November in Brentford.​

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