Cezar Azpilicueta believes Kai Havertz has what it takes to become a superstar.
After a season full of inconsistent displays, the German put out his best display in the Champions League final against Manchester City.
He scored the defining goal that would lead The Blues to their second European triumph in a decade. Not many fans were in favour of starting Havertz over Christian Pulisic or Hakim Ziyech in the final but the attacker proved his worth.
“Kai’s had a tough season but he’s got a tough mentality and this guy is going to be a superstar,” explained Azpilicueta.
“He is already and he’s given us the Champions League. He ran like crazy for the team and that’s why he deserves this.
“We are all a team at Chelsea and Kai is a big part of that. He deserves this success because he has been amazing for us.”
Of course, expectations will still be high on Havertz to deliver next season. The first campaign can be written off as an adjustment period but a player with his price tag is bound to draw in harsher critics. Good thing he has the backing of the Chelsea skipper and the rest of the dressing room.