Euro 2024: Frank Lampard Makes Interesting Admission About Former Chelsea Star Kai Havertz

Euro 2024: Frank Lampard Makes Interesting Admission About Former Chelsea Star Kai Havertz

Elijah Odetokun
June 20, 2024 at 9:42 AM
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  • Arsenal forward, Kai Havertz, started both games as hosts, Germany, qualified for the Euro 2024 knockout stages
  • Havertz scored a penalty in the 5-1 opening win against Scotland but was quiet in the second victory over Hungary
  • Chelsea legend and former boss, Frank Lampard, has noted an important part of his game that has become settled

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Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has observed a part of his former player, Kai Havertz’s game, which appears to have settled years after the two worked together.

Lampard managed Havertz at the Blues when the attacker was signed for £72 million from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2020, but their relationship lasted only five months.

Frank Lampard, Kai Havertz, Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea z Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabeu, UEFA Champions League.
Frank Lampard passing instructions to Kai Havertz during Chelsea's 2-0 UCL loss to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on April 12, 2023. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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According to Daily Express, former Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, sanctioned the move for the attacker, but he was not exactly the manager’s signing.

In the manager’s absence, the forward never lived up to the billing but scored crucial goals to secure the club the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup trophies.

Lampard makes admission about Havertz

The former England international is out of job after last coaching Chelsea on an interim basis at the end of the 2022/23 season, following the departure of Graham Potter.

Lampard, speaking on BBC Sports during the Euro 2024 match between Germany and Hungary, said, per Sportskeeda:

"He is such an interesting player, Kai. He was searching for his best role all that point and growing into the nine, false nine. But he has this ability, he has fluid movement Kai, he likes to stretch the game.
"He is so important as he’s prepared to make that run. Some of that is selfless, sometimes you won’t see him get it, but he consistently makes that run. Technically, he’s very good," he added.

One of the Blues legend's problems was not getting the best out of the German, whom he tried in multiple positions including as a number 8, 10, 9 and even on the wings.

The 25-year-old has been used in multiple positions since moving to Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta finally settling for the number 9 position close to the end of the last season.

Rudiger displeased at Havertz

Sports Brief also previously reported on Antonio Rudiger getting angry at Havertz after his national teammate nearly cost the team a goal during their 2-0 win over Hungary.

The forward failed to win an aerial duel in the box during a free kick, which forced goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, into an great save, and the defender was clearly not pleased.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.