Kai Havertz opens up on “funny” Netflix inspiration for Chelsea’s FA Cup tie

Chelsea star Kai Havertz has opened up on the unusual inspiration behind his ambition to win the FA Cup – Netflix.

The German star joined the Blues last summer but already has an affinity with the competition thanks to the streaming giant.

Havertz has struggled since making the switch from Bayer Leverkusen, scoring just five goals in 31 matches at Stamford Bridge.

One of those came against Morecambe in the FA Cup third round, and even then Havertz knew the importance of the trophy.

In an interview with Chelsea's website, the 21-year-old revealed the peculiar reason behind his knowledge of the competition.

He said: "I know it’s a very big competition here in England.

"It’s a funny story actually, one year ago, there was a Netflix series, The English Game , and I used to watch it with my father together. In the past I watched some FA Cup games too."

Havertz is no stranger to domestic cup success having helped Leverkusen to the DFB-Pokal final in his final season in Germany.

Although Leverkusen lost the match 4-2 to Bayern Munich, Havertz was still able to take the positives from such an occasion.

The striker added: "It’s the same in Germany, it’s a very big competition. It was a little bit unlucky because it was the first year without fans. Normally the atmosphere is amazing with 80,000 people, you play in the Olympiastadion."

"We got to the final, we lost against Bayern but it was a very good experience for us. It was a very big game and as a footballer you like to play these games. It was a big achievement to get as far as we did."

Havertz came to Chelsea to win trophies, and with the Premier League out of reach, the FA Cup is high up on the youngster's agenda.

"It’s a big ambition of mine to win trophies at Chelsea," he concluded . "When you play for Chelsea you always want to win trophies. We are in a very good position but there is a long way in front of us."

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