Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has made a stunning comparison between Chelsea star Kai Havertz and himself after the German’s ice-cold penalty against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
Havertz stepped up to take the penalty in the second half of the game, but his effort was saved by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki. Despite the miss, Chelsea went on to win the game 2-0 and progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Henry, who is now a pundit for Sky Sports, was full of praise for Havertz’s composure in taking the penalty, and compared the 21-year-old to himself.
“I love the way he took the penalty,” Henry said. “He was so calm and composed. He was like me when I took penalties. He was so confident and he was not scared.
“He was not scared of the moment. He was not scared of the goalkeeper. He was not scared of the occasion. He was not scared of the crowd. He was not scared of anything.
“He was just like, ‘I’m going to take this penalty and I’m going to score’. That’s the way I used to take penalties. I used to take them like that.”
Henry was one of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League during his time at Arsenal, and he was renowned for his ability to score from the penalty spot.
The Frenchman scored a total of 44 penalties during his time in England, and he was one of the most feared penalty takers in the league.
Havertz has been in impressive form for Chelsea this season, and he has already scored nine goals in all competitions.
The German international has been tipped to become one of the best players in the world, and Henry’s comparison is a huge compliment to the youngster.
Havertz will be hoping to put his penalty miss behind him and continue his impressive form for Chelsea. The Blues are currently fourth in the Premier League table and are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
If Havertz can continue to develop and reach his potential, then he could become one of the best players in the world, just like Henry.