Joachim Löw asks for patience with Kai Havertz
Joachim Löw says Kai Havertz might not make his breakthrough for Germany overnight.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has asked for patience with Kai Havertz after Monday's 2-0 win over Northern Ireland that saw the youngster come on as a second-half substitute.
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Some have called for Löw to give Havertz more minutes on the pitch, but he insists the 20-year-old needs time to develop into a more important figure for Germany.
"Your trust in a player doesn't always have something to do with the line-up," Löw told reporters after Monday's game and added:
"Kai Havertz has incredible quality, but it also took Serge Gnabry and others a while to get in the team.
"He will make his way, and we will help him. Something like that doesn't always just happen overnight. But I'm confident he has a very, very good career ahead of him."
Havertz has made five appearances for Germany so far.