Chelsea forward Kai Havertz put in a sublime display as the Blues sailed past Real Madrid into the Champions League final last night.
The German international was a danger throughout the game. A fantastic effort that hit the crossbar led to Timo Werner’s opener in the first half. He also had a couple of other chances to score and he was a constant menace for Real’s centre-back pairing, Sergio Ramos and Nacho.
It wasn’t only Havertz’s performance on the ball that impressed, though, with it being noticeable that manager Thomas Tuchel has worked hard on the player’s work rate. Fans on Twitter were extremely impressed by what they saw yesterday evening:
Stepped up big time under the lights 🔥
— ie_gk (@ie_gkk) May 5, 2021
He was incredible today. Getting better and better 😍😍
— Jerry (@Jerry23898316) May 5, 2021
The boy was so elegant today. Enjoyed to watch him playing 👏🏽
— Hakim Hussein (@Hakimhussein96) May 5, 2021
I was so impressed they way he matches the physicality of ramos….WE have a GENERATIONAL TALENT at hand💙💙
— Rafiul Alom (@Rafi_ulalom) May 5, 2021
He was so good tonight.
— The Score (@TheScore01) May 5, 2021
So unlucky not to score. His movement, positioning, and work rate off the ball were all brilliant. He’s finally starting to find his feet and I’m loving every second of it
— Kishen Parekh (@KishenParekh) May 5, 2021
His touches are euphoric
— 🇳🇬FEMI-KELVIN🇹🇷 ✞ (@CFC_KELVINFEMI) May 5, 2021
Kai has toughened up hugely in the past few games as his confidence grows. He even committed some marvellously cynical fouls.
— Jane Johnson 〓〓 💙 (@JaneJohnsonBakr) May 5, 2021
ramos was bullied😂😂😂
— HER HIGHNESS 👑 (@akwizera1) May 5, 2021
Was written off far too quickly and even this is only the beginning. What a player 😭
— Becky (@becksssw) May 5, 2021
The sky really is the limit for Havertz if he can keep up the form he has shown in his last two games. Inconsistency is expected from a 21-year-old, but if he can begin to put in the type of displays we have seen recently, on a regular basis, then his critics will be silenced very quickly.