The 21-year-old helped justify his massive transfer fees by scoring the biggest goal of his club career at Porto
Chelsea striker Kai Havertz has said he doesn’t “care” about his prize after scoring a Champions League-winning goal against Manchester City on Saturday.
The Germany international managed a long pass from Mason Mount towards the end of the first half and bypassed Ederson before slipping into an empty net.
The goal would fit in a 1-0 win, helping to justify the £ 70million ($ 95million) transfer fee Chelsea paid Bayer Leverkusen for Havertz last summer.
What was said
Asked about its price on BT Sport after the game Haverz replied: “I don’t care, we won the Champions League!”
The 21-year-old continued: “I don’t know what to say. I really don’t know what to say. I’ve waited a long time.
“Now I want to thank my family, my parents, my grandmother and my girlfriend. I don’t know what to say.
“I have waited 15 years for this moment and now it is here.”
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta added: “[Havertz] was so calm. Not only that. He runs like crazy! That’s why he deserves this.
“I came here in 2012 after this Champions League victory. I wanted to repeat this Champions League success. It’s amazing. My family is here. It’s a special, special day.”
Havertz’s first season
Havertz was criticized throughout his first season at Stamford Bridge as he often struggled to justify his massive transfer fees.
The Germany international has played a major role throughout his first Premier League campaign, but has not offered the same number of goals as in Germany.
Still, Havertz has scored nine goals in total this season and his last goal was by far the most important – and helped justify his price. He has also struggled with injury issues that may have held him back midway through the campaign.