Pleased with the win and what you got from the team today?
“Yes, we got what we wanted from the team. It’s not easy when you’re expected to win, which is right with our squad. They made it difficult for us early on but we did well and got our goals, and it will give confidence for the lads.
“It will give us a bit of confidence, but I don’t want to overstate that because of the nature of the game. We’ve had a period where we haven’t had a good run, and we need to get better results. And the only way out for us is to work hard, and the lads worked hard this week in training.”
A relief to see Timo Werner on the scoresheet?
“I’m just pleased for him because strikers want to score goals, he’s had a lot of near misses in that time. He’d been getting into positions to score goals but they hadn’t been going in for him.
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“So I was pleased to play him today and for him to get confidence and get a goal. He gets his goal and that’s important. With him and Kai coming into the Premier League, some of the greatest PL players have needed time to settle to the league. And it’s a nice little step for both of them.
Thoughts on Havertz and where he is at currently?
“I think the level, I can’t call that because there are endless levels Kai can go up, because of the potential of the player and he’s young. He had Covid and suffered a bit and has come back. Today I saw and again in the week in training I saw him fitter and stronger.
“There are levels for Kai to go up, but again we have to remain patient. He’s come here with a huge amount of talent, but has to get accustomed to the league, and we as a club must support him in that, now and for the future. It’s a small step in the big picture, but a good step.”
How impressed were you with Billy Gilmour and the other academy players today?
“I think Billy is pushing and I think Billy has…