Following a defeat to France in their opening game, the win was important for Germany’s hopes of advancing to the last 16 and Havertz pinpointed the team’s refusal to panic in the intervening days as crucial to their bright response.
On a personal note, after netting the Champions League final winner late last month, a first tournament goal for his country represented another milestone in the young forward’s burgeoning career.
‘It was important not to throw everything overboard after the France game, but to stay true to ourselves,’ he continued. ‘We trust the system and we trust the players.
‘I also trust my own strengths and I’m happy to have contributed with a goal.’