Chelsea, who secured a place in the Premier League top four on the final day of the season on Sunday afternoon despite losing 2-1 at the hands of Aston Villa, will lock the horns with City in their quest to become European champion for the second time in their history.
Although the Blues will almost certainly enter the competition as an underdog, given that City are the new Premier League champions, they will travel to Portugal with the intention of returning to West London with the biggest prize in the world. club football in their luggage.
Chelsea have proven throughout the round of 16 that they are a force to be reckoned with, seeing Atletico Madrid, Porto and then Real Madrid, underlining how much confidence will have been garnered through those victories.
“We have gained a lot of self-confidence over the past few months thanks to our good results and the way we have played,” Havertz said on the Chelsea club’s website.
“Self-confidence is usually very important in football and ours has improved a lot so that made a difference.
“Porto and Atletico were difficult to face due to their defensive strengths. They have settled into their own half and are waiting for you to make a mistake.
“For me, these are the most difficult games. ”
Although the clashes with Atletico and Porto presented great challenges and which Havertz considered difficult, he has much happier memories of the semi-final triumph over Real.
Havertz continued: “My favorite game would be the return leg against Real Madrid when we reached the final. It was good.
“There have been a few good games, but for me the highlight should be the game against Real. “
As for the final itself, it will represent a great opportunity for both clubs, both flying the flag of English football.
But for Havertz, in particular, it will be a childhood dream.
“It’s about giving your all in the game, having fun and hopefully winning,” added the Chelsea star.
“Being in the tunnel, going out, hearing the anthem, then giving it your all for over 90 minutes… it’s a childhood dream that has been fulfilled but not yet fulfilled.
“We still have to win and we will do everything we can to achieve it. “