Liverpool hero hails Chelsea star who has improved a lot

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Chelsea’s form under Thomas Tuchel has been nothing short of impressive, as he has guided Chelsea from mid table to contenders for trophies.

One of such Chelsea players who have improved a lot under Tuchel is Kai Havertz. The 21-year-old has been one of Chelsea’s best players in recent weeks, and put in a phenomenal showing against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg clash.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has hailed the recent performance of Kai Havertz, and admitted that he knew kai Havertz would pick back form.

“Over the last three or four weeks, you can see a young player with tremendous quality. He glides around the pitch, it’s effortless for him and the qualities he possesses.

“That’s why I was understanding of his problems earlier in the year: he’d had COVID, he’d been away from home in a year like no other, family and friends couldn’t visit him… We expect players to come into our league and hit the ground running and be amazing but it just doesn’t work like that.

“I think from his perspective, the form we’re seeing Havertz in now is the player I watched a lot in the Bundesliga last year. I was pretty sure he was going to become that player. He had a similar season in Germany to that, where in the first half of the season he struggled then second half he really came into his own.

“He’s an exceptional talent. He travels so well with the ball. A little bit like – and I’m not comparing him to him yet – but Kevin De Bruyne, who has that unbelievable pace when he dribbles with it and so does Havertz.

“He’s very quick with the ball. You could see it at times against Real Madrid as he was going past people.”

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