Kai Havertz has defended himself from criticism over his first half of the season.
|Kai Havertz.||Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz believes he was too heavily criticized for his performances in the first half of the season.
The 20-year-old has admitted he has struggled to live up to the expectations after his magnificent 2018/19 season that saw him find the net 17 times, but points out that football is about more than just goals and assists.
"I feel better already, even if I believe that I was too harshly criticized for my performances in the first half of the season. I have always said that not everything in football is about scoring goals and making assists," Havertz told Sport1.
"I'm satisfied with myself, and I played a good game again in the cup," he added, referring to Wednesday's 2-1 win over Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal.
Havertz has made 25 appearances for Leverkusen this season with five goals and two assists to his name.