Kai Havertz has opened up on his first few weeks as Chelsea, admitting he has found life in the Premier League tough.
Havertz joined the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and has struggled in the league, though scored a hat-trick against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup.
Chelsea paid £72m for midfielder Havertz, who has registered just one assist in four Premier League matches.
But the 21-year-old is confident he will get up to speed in the Prem soon having shone in the Bundesliga with Leverkusen.
“It was difficult for me, especially because the Premier League is a completely different league,” Havertz told Chelsea’s official website. “It's more intense and I noticed that in the first few games.
“It has gone pretty well for me recently but I think there is also still a lot of potential upwards. I want to exploit that in the next few weeks and months.
“The hat-trick was good for me. The start was a little difficult because I only trained with the team for five or six days, then played the first game right away.
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"It was also a very big step for me to leave my family and familiar surroundings. Of course, it takes time to get it right.”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard recently outlined his plan for Havertz going into the rest of the season after his tough start.
"Kai has played various positions in career, as number nine, number eight and a number 10," Lampard said.
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"He played lots off the right for Leverkusen and I have my own vision going forward.
"The key now is getting him fit. Kai, with the situation we are in we aren't in a position where we can wait.
“We need to get him fit, and it'll become very clear why he's here."
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