Chelsea star Kai Havertz opened the scoring for his country versus Armenia this evening, in a timely reminder to club boss Thomas Tuchel of his abilities in front of goal.
Germany are of course currently locked in action.
Having already booked their spot at next year’s Qatar showpiece, Die Mannschaft made the trip to Yerevan, for a World Cup qualifying showdown with the aforementioned Armenia.
The relatively meaningless nature of the clash ensured that Hansi Flick was afforded the luxury of heavily rotating his starting XI, an option which the former Bayern Munich boss went on to take full advantage of:
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 14, 2021
Despite leaving out the likes of Manuel Neuer, Antonio Rudiger and Leon Goretzka, though, as alluded to above, it was nevertheless the visitors who went on to open the evening’s scoring on Saturday.
The man on target? Kai Havertz.
🇩🇪 Kai Havertz with his third goal in World Cup qualifying 👏
— European Qualifiers (@EURO2024) November 14, 2021
Chelsea, are you watching?
One individual no doubt set to take particular interest in Havertz’s latest goalscoring exploits, meanwhile, is Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues headmaster has been forced to utilise his gifted young attacker in a false 9 role of sorts over recent weeks, owing to injuries picked up by both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
Ahead of a tricky Premier League trip to Leicester City next weekend, Tuchel will therefore no doubt be thrilled with the instinctive nature of Havertz’s strike on Sunday evening.
After sauntering into the area unchallenged, the 22-year-old, upon Jonas Hofmann breaking free down the right, opted for the correct run in darting towards the front post, before directing a delightful left-footed finish into the far corner:
Kai Havertz gives Germany the lead with a tidy finish 🎯 pic.twitter.com/9gGqXaEIu4
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 14, 2021