‘I know it’s a very big competition here in England,’ he said. ‘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.’
In last season’s German cup final, Havertz’s late penalty proved to be in vain as Leverkusen were defeated 4-2 by Bayern Munich behind closed doors in the capital Berlin’s historic football venue, but it remains a positive memory.
‘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.