Jorginho showers praise on Arsenal teammate Kai Havertz, insists people that know their football like him

Arsenal midfielder Jorginho has showered praise on his teammate Kai Havertz, insisting it is impossible for those who know football not to like the Germany international.

The 24-year-old reunited with the Italian at the North London club in the summer and is starting to find his feet after struggling to impress in his first few weeks.

Havertz scored for the first time from open play to help Arsenal pick up all three points in the 1-0 win over Brentford late last month and has been tipped to play a key role for them going forward.

Jorginho believes the former Chelsea star is so underrated by the supporters, providing an insight into who he really is.

“For me, he’s an unbelievable player, to be honest,” the Italy international told The Athletic.

“As a guy, no words. So good. Such a nice guy. I love Kai. He became a friend and I always want the best for him as a player. He has intelligence. It’s funny because you look at him and you think he’s not fast, but he is fast. And then you think he’s not strong because maybe he looks skinny, but then he goes to the challenge and he’s strong.

“So maybe it takes a little while for people to understand his qualities and what he brings to the team, but how much effort he puts in… and his qualities just come out all of a sudden when his confidence is high, as with everyone else.

“But his intelligence, his technique, his finishing — when he finishes, I swear to you, it looks like he just put it there, like he doesn’t care. The ball goes to the corner (of the net) and I’m like, ‘How do you do that?’.

“He is such a huge player, I’m telling you, this guy is so so so good, and I hope that everyone can appreciate him.”

Havertz is yet to fully convince the Arsenal supporters, but he is starting to impress them after providing the winner against the Bees and will be desperate to score more goals as the Gunners look to win the Premier League title this term.

He opened his scoring for them from the spot in the 4-0 win against Bournemouth in September and also provided the assist in the 1-0 victory over Manchester City.

Havertz also scored in the 6-0 demolition of RC Lens last Wednesday and has vowed to win the fans over with goals and good performances.

Arsenal splashed £65 million to recruit his services, and he has faced harsh criticism from pundits and supporters due to the huge fees.

Whether Havertz will end up justifying it remains to be seen, but he has the potential to become a very important player for the Gunners, and he needs to prove himself and start performing at the required level consistently.

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