Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand said he thought of Dimitar Berbatov when he saw Kai Havertz at Chelsea. So, does the German midfielder really have a similarity with Berbatov?
Chelsea have just secured a place in the quarter-finals of the European Champions League after winning the second leg of the last 16 against Atletico Madrid with a score of 2-0.
In the duel that took place at Anfield in the middle of last week, Kai Havertz was one of the players highlighted because of his slick performance from the first minute.
Talking a little about the German midfielder, he just joined Chelsea in the transfer market last summer. In short, this is Havertz’s first season with the Blues.
At the start of the season, the midfielder’s performance was the target of criticism, he was also mentioned as one of the London club’s failed purchases.
However, in the last few weeks Havertz’s performance seems to have improved dramatically, even though he hasn’t reached the peak of his performance, the player has started to find the right rhythm with the Blues.
Rio Ferdinand himself has predicted things like this, where the quality of a player cannot be assessed in a short time, because after all it still needs time to adapt.
“Not all players can arrive here and immediately step on the gas, you can see that quality is in him. We already know how his quality at Bayer Leverkusen in recent years, that he is a talented footballer, and he will indeed need time.”
“In the end, he will reach the level needed because he is a player who has a good touch for this game,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
Kai Havertz, who plays as a midfielder, often makes key passes and flows the ball to Chelsea’s front lines very well.
The German midfielder’s playing style reminds Ferdinand of Dimitar Berbatov, even though Havertz and the former Manchester United play in different positions.
“He reminded me a little of Berbatov in terms of how calm, calm, and cool he is. He’s very slippery, he plays by taking risks and sometimes moves freely.”
“Once he gets back his best touch, I think things will go well,” he concluded.