Kai Havertz agrees with Lionel Messi about Mason Mount following Chelsea star’s fine form

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Chelsea star Kai Havertz has showered immense praise on teammate Mason Mount, who he describes as an “unbelievable player”.

Havertz endured a mixed start to life in west London, but the form the 22-year-old has shown since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel has given the Chelsea fanbase hope that the German may kick on and justify the hefty £72million price tag placed on his shoulders.

It is worth mentioning is that a significant amount of Havertz’s success of late has come through a link-up with the versatile Mount, with the two appearing to develop a great understanding on the pitch.

The Blues’ Champions League winner came through the pairings excellent link-up play, with Mount playing an excellent well-weighted pass for Havertz to convert and it’s fair to say that the former Bayern Leverkusen star is looking forward to further enhancing his partnership with Chelsea’s number 19.

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“He’s an unbelievable player,” Havertz told the Athletic.

“He has so much talent. Our understanding is so good and I think it can be better this season than last season, because we know each other better.

“I love to play with him because he’s a very good player and he makes some good assists for me.”

But it’s not only Havertz who holds Mount in high regard as six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has previously stated his admiration for Chelsea’s Player of the Season.

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Last year, Mount was amongst Messi’s list of exciting talents who are destined for great success in the future.

Messi said: “‘Having watched him play he has the potential to be one of the best.’”

Whilst a world-class striker is an absolute must for the club, with Romelu Lukaku heavily linked with a move to the Blues, Chelsea will need Mount to continue his fine form if they are to push Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Source by Football London

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