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Frank Lampard has endorsed Kai Havertz to realize his ‘first-class’ potential at Chelsea now that he is leaving his coronavirus disease behind.
Havertz missed several weeks of the campaign after positive test for Covid-19 before the international break in November.
In fact, Lampard has now revealed that the condition affected the German more than previously thought.
The 21 year old He has yet to find the best form for a sustained period since joining the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen. However, Lampard has inclined Havertz to become one of the best players in the world in his time at Stamford Bridge.
“Kai fits in very well, I said that before, but I want to make it clear that he had strong Covid symptoms,” Lampard told a news conference.
“He was very sick and struggling for a while and not all players have it like that, some are symptom free.
“I had to take that into account, which is why it took two to three weeks before a game started again after coming back from Covid.
“Before he got sick and tested positive, I thought his form was fantastic.”
Lampard spoke before Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Krasnodar. Chelsea They have already topped their group, which means it could be an opportunity for Havertz to gain form.
But his coach has reiterated that he sees nothing but stardom for the midfielder going forward.
Lampard advises Havertz for great things
“He played some really good things in the number eight spot, the forward midfield role and I was delighted by him,” Lampard said.
“You could see he was enjoying it, but Covid interrupted him. In the long run, I have no worries. In fact, I feel the opposite.
“He is going to be a great player for this football club, in the Premier League, as he has all the attributes and the attitude to be an absolutely first-class player for the league and in the world.
“That’s how much I rate it and I think people who review it can be quick reactions sometimes involving price tags and so on.
“But I think we have to understand that some of the best players that have come to this country have had quite a bit of a hard time getting used to the Premier League for some time and I think Kai has really been very good.
“Covid has made it difficult for him, but he is a top-tier player and he will be a top-tier player for us.”
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