Euro 2024: Kai Havertz Reacts After Helping Germany Smash ‘Sorry’ Scotland in Opening Match

Euro 2024: Kai Havertz Reacts After Helping Germany Smash ‘Sorry’ Scotland in Opening Match

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 14, 2024 at 11:28 PM
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  • Arsenal star, Kai Havertz, was among the goal scorers as Germany thumped Scotland in the opening game at Euro 2024
  • His goal helped Die Mannschaft record the biggest opening-day victory in the history of the competition with a 5-1 win
  • Up next for the 25-year-old and his German teammates is a clash against Hungary on Wednesday, June 19, at the MHPArena

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Kai Havertz took to social media to express his emotions after playing a pivotal role in Germany's emphatic start to the 2024 European Championship.

The Arsenal forward, chosen over Niclas Fullkrug as the central striker for the opening game, excelled as the three-time European champions netted five goals against Scotland on Friday night.

Kai Havertz, Germany, Angus Gunn, Scotland, Euro 2024.
Kai Havertz sent Angus Gunn the wrong way from the penalty spot as Germany took a 3-0 lead at half-time. Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista.
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Though he found the back of the net in the rout of the Tartan Army, it was Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz who had the honour of scoring the tournament's opening goal in the 10th minute.

Nine minutes later, Havertz played the role of creator, assisting Jamal Musiala to double Germany's lead and set the stage for the onslaught.

Havertz eventually joined the list of goal scorers just before half-time, expertly converting a penalty after captain Ilkay Gundogan was fouled by Ryan Porteous, as noted by Eurosport.

The 25-year-old was substituted three minutes after the hour mark, with Dortmund forward Fullkrug coming on to replace him.

Fullkrug also found the net before Emre Can added the final touch to the victory. Antonio Rudiger's own goal was the only blemish as Julian Nagelsmann's side secured a comprehensive win in the tournament opener.

After the match, Havertz took to his official X account to share his thoughts with his fans.

"Perfect start to the tournament. Straight into the next one!" he wrote.

Kroos receives widespread acclaim for stunning display

Meanwhile, as Sports Brief reported, Toni Kroos garnered widespread acclaim for his masterful performance for Germany against Scotland.

The Real Madrid midfielder, returning from retirement for one last run at the Euros, began the tournament with a near-perfect display.

Some hailed him as the best midfielder in the world, while others argued he surpassed Barcelona legends Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.