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Former German National Team Captain, Lothar Matthaus Anticipates a Great Future for Kai Havertz

Legendary German former world cup winning captain, Lothar Matthaus has heaped praise on Chelsea attacker, Kai Havertz for his quality on the pitch. The German also backs his fellow German youngster to rise and become one of the anchor players for Die Mannschaft in the future. 

The champions league winners helped his country get over the defending champions, Portugal in their second group game few days back by scoring two crucial goals. This he took up from his yeoman performance at the Stamford Bridge last season after crossing over from Bayer Leverkusen two seasons ago.

The player did not hit the ground running at the Bridge from the start but later started upping his game from January especially after fellow German, Thomas Tuchel took over the reign of management from former club midfielder, Frank Lampard. Havertz closed the decision in the most remarkable way as his first half strike was enough to hand Chelsea the Champions League trophy at the expense of Manchester City last month. 

Overall, Havertz scored four and gave three assists in 28 Premier League games for the Stamford Bridge last season and he will be aiming to take it up from there and do more next season after Euro 2020. 

He has also not disappointed in the German colour at the ongoing Euro 2020 as his side attempt to get a good result against the eastern European nation and former rivals, Hungary on Wednesday night to progress to the last 16.

Germany legendary captain and world cup winner Lothar Matthaus, while speaking to kicker, analyzed the reasons he anticipates so much from Havertz going forward. 

As reported by The SportReview, Matthaus said he sees some similarities between the German and french legend, Zinedine Zidane talking of skills, general technique, game overview, and situational contemplation.

Like Zidane, Matthaus said, Havertz is not quick, but his quality come to the fore when he hits the ball. 

Speaking further, Matthaus said in the next six or eight years, after the retirement of the likes of Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan, Havertz will be one of the main actors in the German national team.

Talent wise, Havertz has everything. However, he needs more trust from the coach. Muller is currently occupying the natural space of Havertz. It is the position I see him, the German added.

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