PSV head coach Peter Bosz hails ‘nearly perfect’ Kai Havertz after Arsenal draw in the Champions League
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 13, 2023 - 05:47AM
Peter Bosz says Kai Havertz is an ‘outstanding player’ (Shutterstock)

PSV head coach Peter Bosz believes is ‘really intelligent’ and ‘technically almost perfect’ following ’s 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

 opened the scoring for Arsenal with a neat finish shortly before half time but PSV, , equalised through Yorbe Vertessen in the 50th minute.

Havertz, meanwhile, was reunited with Bosz having played under the PSV coach for nearly two years at Bayer Leverkusen.

The Germany international left Leverkusen for Chelsea in a £71 million deal 2020 .

When asked if he envisaged Havertz would command such a high transfer fee during their time together in the Bundesliga, Bosz said after PSV’s draw with Arsenal: ‘You don’t need to be a scientist in football [to see] that this was a big, big talent, absolutely.

‘The only thing is he is really a modest guy, that can he succeed in a different country at a top club?

‘But he did, at he scored that really important goal in the final, now he’s a starting member at .

‘He’s an outstanding, outstanding player.’

Peter Bosz’s PSV drew 1-1 with Arsenal in their final Champions League Group B game (Shutterstock)

Bosz also believes an attacking midfield position is where Havertz will thrive the most at Arsenal.

‘When I got to Leverkusen he played as a right winger but I saw him as an offensive midfield player,’ Bosz said.

‘So I put him in a system, more or less, with one holding midfielder and two offensive midfield player, [Julian] Brandt was the other one. And he played outstanding there.

‘In the end I put him as a No.9. Rudi Voller didn’t agree with me but I think he can play there also, that’s what he did at Chelsea.

‘Now he’s playing more again as an offensive midfield player. He can play in those positions but he can also play from the side.

‘That means he’s a really intelligent player, technically he’s almost perfect for such a tall player, he can score goals, he is more than only for one position. But I believe where he is playing now is his best position.’


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