On November 18, a friendly match takes place between the national teams of Germany and Turkey.
In the 5th minute of the match, the 24-year-old midfielder (!) of London’s Arsenal opened the scoring. Kai Havertz. This is Kai’s second goal this season.
However, in this match, Havertz entered the left-back position.
Germany national team coach Julian Nagelsmann commented on this decision:
“We have different formations and Kai will not always play in this position. I have a great idea about him because he is an exceptionally good footballer. And this is a very good option. He won’t always play as a traditional left-back.”
Note that Ukrainian footballer Alexander Zinchenko, who is the nominal left back, plays for the Gunners along with Havertz.
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— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 18, 2023
Julian Nagelsmann on playing Havertz at left-back: “We have different formations. Kai won’t always be in this position. I have a great idea for him because he’s an exceptionally good footballer. This is a very good option. He won’ t always play as a classic left-back” [RTL]
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 18, 2023
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