Kai Havertz’s skills and quality has been compared to France and Real Madrid’s great Zinedine Zidane.
Chelsea star midfielder Kai Harvetz has been praised by Germany’s great Lothar Matthaus and has been likened to Zinedine Zidane.
Havertz has been a bright spark in Germany’s first two games at the European Championships this summer. He got on the scoreboard during their 4-2 win over Portugal, netting home from close range.
Havertz endured a difficult first season at Chelsea after his great signing from Bayer Leverkusen.
But has now look to have found his feet, which saw him score the only winning goal in the Champions League final last month in Portugal.
The 22- year-old appears to have a very bright future ahead of him for club and country and has earned serious praise from Germany legend Matthaus, who sees him in the same mould as Zinedine Zidane.
Speaking to Kicker, he said: “I compare him to Zinedine Zidane in terms of skills, technique and overview, and anticipating a situation.
“Zidane didn’t seem quick, but it was when he hit the ball. Havertz can do that too.”
On areas to improve on for Havertz, Matthaus added: “He could score more goals and improve himself in the short movements with special training. He has a good eye, good ball control, good positional play, fine technique.
“In addition, Havertz plays intelligently and uses his body well. Havertz is on the way, but nuances will decide whether he will make it to the top, whether he will be an excellent player or just a very good one.”
Havertz will be in action for Germany against Hungary on Wednesday in their final group game of the Euros.