‘He didn’t deliver’ – Tim Sherwood delivers critical verdict on Chelsea star
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has delivered a critical verdict on Chelsea star Kai Havertz. He believes Havertz hasn’t had the kind of impact one would expect from him after arriving from Bayer Leverkusen last season.
The 22-year-old made 45 appearances for the Blues last season, scoring nine and assisting as many. He also helped Les Bleus win the UEFA Champions League title, scoring in the competition final against Manchester City.
But Sherwood clearly expected more from the Germany international.
“Kai Havertz didn’t. (He has) a great reputation. We were talking about Timo Werner (but) Kai Havertz didn’t. What he did, and Chelsea fans will tell us and Thomas will tell us, as well as Roman Abramovich, he scored in the Champions League final.
“He scored in the Champions League final, so he didn’t do badly. But, overall over the period, he did not deliver, ”the former manager of Tottenham Hotspur told the Kelly and Wrighty Show.
Kai Havertz has adapted well to Premier League: Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic believes Havertz has adjusted well in the Premier League after what has been a difficult start for him. The German added a goal and an assist to his total in seven appearances this season.
“I am very happy for him because I saw from the first training what quality Kai has. It was a difficult start for him, which is normal as he is young and comes to a new country.
“He’s just changed over the last six months and has now adapted very well to the Premier League. He knows how to play in such a physical league, he’s shown a great character and that’s what they do. the real champions.
“They perform every week and he does it now. He plays class football because he’s a class player,” Kovacic said on Chelsea’s official website.
Chelsea have a successful match against Manchester City ahead. The meeting, which will be played at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, is of great significance as both clubs are set to fight for the Premier League title.