Kai Havertz: I have so much adrenaline after matches I fall asleep at 4 AM or 5 AM

Josip Brajkovic
Josip Brajkovic
Published: 1. travnja 2021.

Kai Havertz: I have so much adrenaline after matches I fall asleep at 4 AM or 5 AM

The 21-year-old Kai Havertz had a weaker impact on Chelsea since arriving than first expected, with only one goal and four assists in 21 Premier League games. His overall record of five goals and seven assists in all competitions is a bit better but still not satisfactory for the record signing.

But the very young player might look overly relaxed on the pitch, yet, he is quite amped up and it lasts long into the night after the game, as he said to ChelseaFC.com.

"It has always taken me some hours after games to sleep. For example, after the Atletico game recently I went to sleep at about 4 AM or 5 AM because I had so much adrenalin. You’re tired, your eyes are tired and you want to sleep, but it’s not possible. The worst is when you have a bad match and you go into bed and you think about what you could have done better. Gaming brings me a little bit down and gives me some other thoughts, so that’s nice," stated the versatile Chelsea man.

Havertz is going to turn 22 this year in the summer and a better part of his life has been spent in front of screens, playing video games.

"Gaming is something I do on days off, and after games when I cannot sleep. I started very young, playing with my brother on the Playstation 2. We played FIFA 2005 and 2006. It continues now for 15 more years. FIFA 2005 was the year you could start making your own character. My brother and I built ourselves and then we played against each other and it was like a war! When I lost I got angry, some controllers were broken, so it was always very competitive even though he is seven years older than me."

The young man moved away from his home country and hence lost face-to-face contact with a lot of his friends. But video games help him with that and as it seems by his statemens, it offers a kind of meditation to him.

"I don’t game on my own now, I like to game with my friends and speak to them on the headset. That’s what I like the most about gaming now. It’s been a nice way to keep in touch with my friends in Germany since I moved here. A game is normally about 25 minutes, and when you’re playing everybody is concentrated. I sit one metre from the TV with the headset on and you cannot speak about other topics! After one round, then of course we talk about other things and make a joke. Sometimes we take it a little bit seriously, sometimes we have only fun, day to day it’s different."


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