Havertz, like a bulb, needs charge to shine
A bulb is glitzy attractive and light-filled, but can only function when connected to an electric current - once the power goes off, the bulb goes off.
Havertz, a 71-million Euro signing, struggles to adapt and to be the same gem Chelsea cashed out for. He debuted just two days after his official announcement, where the fans were ecstatic to watch their huge investment dishing technical shotshells to Brighton players. He looked calm like every new signing would. Played safe, appeared simple, and debut was happening smoothly until he attempted an over-filled curling long pass to the other flank which ended up in the stands.
He stared downward, a mark of unhappiness, but from the fans it was too early to comment on a player like that. The weary look he wore when Lampard subbed him out that day is what he still wears till date after ten matches in the Premier League. What went wrong for the player rated by many top professionals?
He is light, he is a bulb, he lightened his Bayer Leverkusen teammates. His radiance is attractive, loved, and wanted by everyone to light their room. A player who 'calmly' calms the intensity of matches, the pressure of opposition, the horridness in the heads of his teammate - is invaluable. A light bulb is not a want, it is a need.
Havertz hasn't quit being a bulb, he still is. The glitch emerges when the bulb's nature has been altered, a bulb can't light itself, it functions off the power it receives from an electric set. Havertz feeds off currents which the Premier League is restricting him from.
The English Media offers a package to every new Premier League player, the best fame of their life. Obviously more people watching the league, and means more people spotting your errors; more people ready to tear you off on Twitter, more pundits analysing your movement, more matches taking sleep away from you, and more interviews to attend.
It's easy to lose confidence after tasting this devilish meal the country prepared before you. So Havertz struggles to cope with this new system, he's playing badly on the pitch but still engrossed with several interviews. He is restricted of clear mind sanity, his composure is gone, which is the basic attribute for everything "Havertzy". Now he looks different, always gets caught off guard with the ball, appears like he's thinking every time, makes the wrong decision —and all these despite playing mostly passive, he has zero gut to make things happen individually. Havertz's current charge is composure and he's been cut down on it.
So at this stage every Chelsea fan blames adaptation, and optimistic that when he's fully adapted to the country he will shine again. Rightfully, his Covid-19 infection delayed his adaptation, but wait, the emphasis should be on Havertz himself, not time. It's about what Havertz is doing, the extraordinary efforts to cope quickly - that matters. He can spend three years in England like Kepa and still not regain his old self. Some things need to change.
Either he toils to beat the obstacles the Premier League presents him, or he gets his current charge from another source that suits the league. Be more quick with the ball, hit the gym, learn a few Taekwondo techniques to spin opponents off and be a new Havertz, or work more on his adaptation and be the same calm, slow but dangerous Havertz. The decision is his.
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