Kai Havertz received ‘criticizing storm’ for his mistake in Germany’s ‘terrible defeat’ to Japan


During Germany’s loss to Japan in the World Cup semifinals, former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright criticized Germany’s Kai Havertz for his error in the offside goal that Japan scored (h/t Metro).

The Asian team came back from being down by one goal at halftime to beat the Germans 2-1 thanks to the game-winning goal scored by Takuma Asano. Ilkay Gundogan scored a penalty for Germany to put them ahead before Japan staged their comeback.

Havertz tucked home a feed from Serge Gnabry to give Hansi Flick’s team the lead just before the halftime break. The video assistant referee, however, ruled that the Chelsea player was offside. Havertz could have easily stood his ground and waited for the ball to score rather than getting ahead of the last defender, as evidenced by the videos.


Havertz, you need not move from your current position! The ball is currently rolling toward that direction. You are not compelled to go in any way. You will be able to sneak up behind him and take it if he does nothing more than sit there and wait.

You could clearly see how close he was to scoring, but that wasn’t the issue. “I can’t believe anything even somewhat similar to this is taking place at this level!”

Havertz did not play a particularly significant role in the game other than that, and he was eventually replaced in the 79th minute, which was immediately after Japan tied the score.


As a fan of Chelsea, I am not surprised by this type of performance because the 23-year-old did not play well for the Blues during the first half of the season when he was the primary striker upfront.

Havertz was only able to score four goals for us across all competitions during his 20 total appearances for us, which is indicative of his lack of form and consistency. We can only keep our fingers crossed that the setback will serve to drive not only Germany but also the 23-year-old.

In order for the forward to be useful to Graham Potter in the second half of the season, he will need to be in top form. The athlete’s self-assurance would be significantly improved if they performed well at a competition that was broadcast internationally.

When Havertz gets back to his old self, he has the ability to go on a scoring streak for a while. He had high hopes that it will take place very soon.

Jeremy Pino is drawing interest from multiple clubs, including Tottenham and Chelsea, but Arsenal has decided to pursue Mykhaylo Mudryk instead.

Arsenal has been joined in their pursuit of Villarreal’s teenage attacker Jeremy Pino, who has excelled in La Liga play. Chelsea and Tottenham have also joined the hunt for Pino. The Gunners showed an initial interest in Pino during the summer transfer window. Since then, he has piqued the interest of their London rivals, which could result in a three-way competition to sign him.

The Villarreal team led by Unai Emery, who is now 20 years old, advanced to the semifinals of the Champions League thanks in large part to the contributions of the young player. Additionally, Pino has contributed to the scoring of six goals and has assisted on four others in La Liga during the 2021/22 season.

In the final few days of the summer transfer window, the Gunners and Wolves attacker Pedro Neto were both frequently mentioned in connection with a possible move for Pino. According to the man who knows everything there is to know about player transfers, Dean Jones, Jeremy Pino would have been interested in moving to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Pino is still a member of Villarreal’s roster and has been a consistent starter for the Spanish club this campaign, despite the fact that he has scored only one goal in La Liga competition so far. However, both Chelsea and Tottenham have expressed interest in the player that Gunners are targeting.

In his exclusive Daily Briefing on CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano revealed that Chelsea and Tottenham are competing with one another to sign Pino as a player, and that Pino is not an unusual player.

Romano explained, “I’m aware of some recent transfer reports involving Tottenham and Chelsea, and I can say that several teams in England, particularly London clubs, are monitoring Yeremi Pino.” “I’m aware of some recent transfer reports involving Tottenham and Chelsea.”

Stellar Group, which is a powerhouse in the Premier League, is his representation company, and he is an incredible talent. There are no advanced conversations taking place at this time; we will see in 2023; it is unlikely that he will leave in January unless a significant opportunity presents itself.

The Shakhtar striker Mykhaylo Mudryk, who would now cost the Gunners close to £100 million, appears to be the primary target of the powerful acquisition that Mikel Arteta is looking to make for the club. In the meantime, rumors circulating in Spain suggest that Pino would have set Arsenal back approximately 42 million pounds to acquire him in the summer, and it is unlikely that his price has changed significantly since then.

Pino’s strong accomplishments have also earned him a call-up to Spain’s World Cup team, where he was an unused substitute in their 7-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday. Pino’s call-up came as a result of Spain’s strong performance in qualifying for the World Cup.




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