KAI HAVERTZ took a deep breath before successfully shooting the decisive penalty that made Chelsea world champions.
Say what you want about his career in West London so far, but he’s now named a winner in both Champions League finals and Champions League finals. the result is the final of the Club World Cup.
The Copa Libertadores champions had only 30% of possession but equalized on goal as they were awarded a penalty for an unclear play situation.
It took more time and another questionable decision by VAR for Chelsea to break Palmeiraswho worked hard to press the Blues deep into Abu Dhabi night.
But when Havertz was asked to produce, he confidently reached the bottom left corner.
The 22-year-old German scored the winning goal against Man City in the Champions League final in May before determining the Club World Cup trophy.
Havertz is the first player to achieve this feat since the all-time great Lionel Messi did for Barcelona in 2011.
He’s been in and out of Thomas Tuchel’s side this season.
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The Germany international has not scored a Premier League goal since early November.
And have only started a league game since contracting Covid before Christmas.
But Saturday night’s epic displays could elevate his game to the expectations of Blues fans.
Havertz spoke about his successful shot after the game.
He said: “It was amazing. After winning Europe, we are now world champions. It sounds better.
“I was nervous, I have to be honest. It was a big penalty. It was just crazy.
“It’s good that I keep my nerve. I’m very happy.
“I was the one to take the third penalty but I was the only one left on the pitch.
“My teammates believed in me. When I was a kid, I always dreamed of this. This is a great feeling for me.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4675232/chelsea-verdict-kai-havertz-winners/ Kai Havertz proves he’s the man for the big occasion after winning the Club World Cup and Champions League