Chelsea summer signings Kai Havertz and Timo Werner both scored and made assists in Germany’s 3-3 draw versus Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League.
Switzerland took a 2-0 lead over Germany in Cologne on Tuesday but goals from Werner and Havertz saw Joachim Low’s side draw the game level.
Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry then put the team ahead – Havertz providing the assist – before Switzerland then scored a late equaliser.
Kai Havertz, who completed a £71 million transfer move to Chelsea over the summer, said: ‘We came back after several setbacks and showed some character.
‘We’re in the middle of a process and we’re a young side. We won’t allow ourselves to be knocked off course and we will carry on as we are. ‘We need to defend better, but there were plenty of positives on show tonight.’
Werner, who joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig in July, added on Instagram: ‘There were many good moments today! But there is still a lot of work ahead of us.’
However, Germany head coach Low said: ‘It was a very high-intensity game. Both sides took a lot of risks, but there were also several mistakes.
‘We started the game poorly, but we showed real character to come back, which was good to see. We made a number of mistakes in defence though.
‘Our plan was to play with a certain element of risk, but we need to fix those errors. We battled hard to get back into the game. ‘You can learn a lot from setbacks. We need to improve our communication and instructions.
‘When we go to the European Championships, our aim is to get as far as possible, but reaching the semi-finals is the minimum goal.
‘This team has a lot of potential. We need to correct a few things, but then I think there’s plenty to be excited about.’