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Kai Havertz angry over arguments about his best position

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By Mitch Wilks

Kai Havertz was frustrated by questions about his best position after Germany’s World Cup loss to Japan.

Havertz let down his nation’s leadership as Germany were defeated 2-1 in their opening fixture in Qatar, with many questioning his credentials to lead the line at the top level.

There has been much talk of the striker’s abilities in front of goal, having faced similar struggles at Chelsea in recent years.

When asked about it at a press conference, the 23-year-old was honest: “The position thing is really getting on my nerves right now.

“Everyone knows I can play on the right, on the left, as a No. 9 and as a No. 10. Obviously the positions are different, but I can play anything up front.”

He added: “I really like the number 9 position, but I also know that as a striker you have to score goals. If I play there again on Sunday, I will give my all once again.”

Despite admitting that his preference is to play as a team’s main striker, Havertz he struggled to display a consistently prolific streak of form. He has scored just three goals in 13 Premier League games this season and failed to come forward in Romelu Lukaku’s absence, and struggled to get into the game against Japan.

Hansi Flick is particularly short on full-fledged striker options with the national team due to Havertz’s versatility and Thomas Muller is also a more fluid striker. 29-year-old Niclas Fullkrug came off the bench on Matchday 1 and could have a chance from the start if a change in tactics is needed.

This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Kai Havertz angry over arguments about his best position.