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That is according to ex-Chelsea and Tottenham defender Jason Cundy, who boldly claimed that he would choose Havertz over Neymar “every single day of the week.”
Havertz put in a stellar performance for Chelsea on Thursday night, with the Blues star picking up a 3-1 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road.
The 22-year-old German attacking midfielder set up Mason Mount for Chelsea’s second in the first half before adding his name to the scoresheet late in the match.
Chelsea’s victory will provide a much-needed morale boost for Thomas Tuchel after Blues owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned.
Havertz, who was signed from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth around £71m in 2020, has taken his goalscoring tally to 10 in 33 appearances this season.
Cundy admitted he was impressed with the Germany international’s performance against Norwich, with the pundit insisting that Havertz is better than Neymar.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the 52-year-old former Chelsea man said: “Kai Havertz, what a brilliant player.
“I said last night and I’ll say it again, give me Kai Havertz over Neymar every single day of the week.”
Cundy also hilariously pointed to the fact that Brazilian winger Neymar, 30, has never found the back of the net against Norwich at Carrow Road.
The talkSPORT pundit quipped: “When has Neymar ever done it on an away Thursday night in Norwich?”
Havertz has bounced back from a disappointing period for Chelsea from mid-December to January, with the Blues star only making two starts for the club.
However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel praised the former Leverkusen star for ‘stepping up’ mentality and how he “fought his way out” of his stagnating spell.
“He stepped up in his mentality and his game,” he told Chelsea’s official website ahead of the Norwich clash.
“He has a huge influence physically, from his quality in our game and that’s why he’s very important. He’s in a good shape and he turned things around again for himself.
“He was very strong in the beginning of the season and then he had a little spell some weeks ago where we did not feel him so involved like we feel him now.
“He fought his way out so full credit to him. It’s absolutely the right mentality and he shows how important he can be.”