Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Kai Havertz is starting to show his true self.
The Blues forward put on a show against Portugal last week, helping Germany to a 4-2 win.
He played a major part in Germany’s attack, forcing the two own goals off of Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro. He scored the third to become Germany’s youngest ever goalscorer in a major tournament since 2010.
“Havertz is a special player,” Cascarino said. “He is growing in stature all the time. He did it at the end of the season for Chelsea.”
Chelsea fans had grown frustrated after Havertz’s lacklustre showing for the club last season. He only started showing signs of the player Chelsea were promised towards the end of the season, scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final.
“Playing the game yesterday, he’s infectious in the way he plays,” Cascarino added. “He’s a lot quicker than people give him credit for.
“When he gets going, he can move.”
The Blues faithful will finally be able to find some optimism regarding their record signing from last summer. Havertz is still only 22 years old and has plenty of time to match his potential.