Chelsea forward Timo Werner has hailed Kai Havertz as ‘one of the most talented players in the whole world’ and has backed his Chelsea team-mate to get ‘better and better’ with the Blues.
Despite scoring four goals and three assists in his first 10 Chelsea appearances, Havertz has been criticised for his perceived lack of impact in the final third, which has led Werner to defend his compatriot.
“I know Kai very well and I think he is one of the most talented players in the whole world,” Werner told Chelsea’s official website.
“He is a young boy, only 21 and he can learn a lot but can already play like a very, very old and wise player. I think up until now he feels very well here. A bit like me, we have talked a lot about settling in and he feels he is very happy to be here. In a lot of games he has shown what he can do, what he can bring to the team.
“For Kai it is very important to score, but I think what you can see in his game, he is about a lot more than scoring goals as a midfield player. He plays a lot of key passes, makes a lot of movement for other players.
“He is very talented and feels good. He will get better and better, like me he has come to a new country, language and style of football and has to learn.
“But until now he plays very good and we will see a lot more good games from him.”