Kai Havertz Testifies of Life in Isolation
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz says contracting Covid-19 hit him “very hard” and he now understands how difficult the global pandemic has been for others.
The German international who tested positive for coronavirus last month November, he said he spent seven to 10 days “just in my bed and everything was hurting” Kai Havertz missed three games due to the coronavirus Chelsea, however, won all the three games.
Havertz said it took him two or three weeks but he is now “very fit again.” Since joining Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen for £71m, Havertz has scored three times in 16 appearances – netting a hat-trick against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup.
He also said: “It was like a very bad flu for me so I think now I know it is very bad for people. Before I sometimes thought, ‘OK it is not so bad’ but now I get it and I know for older people and people who had illnesses before it can be very bad.
“We all have to look out for each other. To be honest, it was personally very hard.” He added: “When you do nothing for two and half weeks and then you start training again, you feel like you have never played football before. For me it took two or three weeks to get back to 100%.
“Now I have started three games and I’m feeling good. It takes a lot of time and it took around one and a half months for me to get back but now I think I am very fit again and can start to attack again.”