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Talent, Kai Havertz (18): ‘Mesut Özil is my inspiration’

The 18-year-old talent from Bayer Leverkusen played already in the spotlight of Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

Kai Havertz: technically graceful, and always purposeful. © BELGAIMAGE

Across the pond know the tabloids for sure: midfielder Kai Havertz got on Anfield Road and training complex in Melwood the Reds a tour of none other than head coach Jürgen Klopp, clubicoon Steven Gerrard and star player Philippe Coutinho. However, it is the German jeugdinternational since last summer, is under contract until 2022, after his commitment in the interim was broken up.

Havertz was on the tenth match day of last season, the youngest debutant ever in the basiself of Leverkusen (17 years and 126 days). Finally got the turntable at 24 matches, 4 goals and 6 assists, which is also recordkampioen Bayern Munich not mine.

Realized that also general manager Michael Harm quickly. ‘Kai is doing fantastically, a proof of our good youth groups’, referred the 64-year-old former sports journalist to the fact that Havertz easily triple load (champion with the U17, a successful end, with a diploma in school, and a remarkable debut in the pros) is done.

‘He is for his age, exceptionally talented in terms of voetbalarsenaal’, also saves sporting director Rudi Völler and his praise is not. ‘Technically graceful, kopbalsterk and always purposeful.’

Also this season, put Havertz have continued to rise, because coach Heiko Herrlich continues to be the offensive-oriented midfielder – who turns out with a report of 77 percent correct passing – focused bets.

In 2010 moved Havertz – on the sixth place adorned in the recent ranking of the 100 best teenagers by FourFourTwo – from Alemannia Aachen to the Werkself. Against Gladbach, on the ninth day, was the jeugdinternational with three assists on the basis of the 5-1 victory, the beginning of October scored the perfect bipedal prof four times for the U19 against belarus. “I orient me on Mesut Özil as a source of inspiration,’ says Havertz. “He let the ball go round and shines always very calm. So it should be.’

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