“Havertz was almost invisible”: Frank Leboeuf Smears Kavi Havertz For His Lack Of Interest: The previous Chelsea defender was extremely critical of Havertz’s time at the club
When Chelsea had ended up opening their purse and shelving out a staggering 72 million pounds to rope in Kai Havertz, the club had envisaged themselves to have snagged a jewel. Havertz’s versatility and resplendent displays for Bayer Leverkusen had seen him be touted as an extremely valuable prospect, one Chelsea had spared no expense to indulge in.
However, the midfielder has turned out to be anything from the dreams the London side had seen. His opening couple of months have seen him offer nothing of the player which was lighting up the Bundesliga with Havertz turning out to be a massive disappointment in blue.
While his performances can be excused with the player only recovering from a severe bout of COVID, what has left people beleaguered is Havertz’s lacklustre attitude on the pitch. Havertz has far from looked interested in putting in the hard bits and going the extra length to try and make things work for himself.
He’s emerged as a player least bothered by what’s going on around him. A languid personality paired with an equally lax bit of work ethic has seen Havertz be berated by Chelsea supporters with the club’s old defender, Frank Leboeuf disparaging Havertz for the same.
“Havertz was almost invisible”
Speaking after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton, the now French actor said he was left in angst at Havertz’s absurd behaviour on the pitch.
“He is almost invisible,” Leboeuf said.
“I touched on the point some weeks ago. We heard Frank Lampard say, ‘no, we need to give him time’.
“But I don’t know, it’s something that I don’t like, the way sometimes it feels like he’s not there, that he’s not trying to compensate for a lack of confidence with a desire or just being a warrior, showing us that, ‘okay, I’m not good at the moment, but I’m going to fight for the club and not be invisible.’
“We share texts during the game and we were wondering if he was on the field. You can be bad Werner didn’t have a good game – but we saw him trying to get something going.
“We don’t see Havertz getting anything. I’m very concerned about that guy.
“I don’t forget the price they paid and I know he’s only 21 but we see players who arrived last summer who didn’t need much time to adapt and being very influential.”