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.
Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder
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.
Arsenal performance and stats
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.Embed from Getty Images