Report: Chelsea star will take penalty for Germany v England if game goes to spot-kicks
Chelsea star Kai Havertz is set to step up and take a spot-kick if it gets to that between England and Germany in the European Championship later.
According to BILD, Havertz will be one of the first five takers for Joachim Lowe’s side, permitted the game goes all the way tonight.
Germany and penalties are usually a wonderful combination; England cannot boast the same loving relationship.
The last time these two nations went toe-to-toe from 12-yards was at Euro 96.
A certain Gareth Southgate missed the shot in sudden death that sent the Three Lions packing from the competition.
Although England’s manager said today’s clash is not about his personal vendetta, there must be a slight feeling of redemption deep down.
Especially as one of Germany’s coach is the goalkeeper who denied Southgate from 12 yards all those years ago, Andreas Kopke.
In terms of Havertz making the long walk from the centre circle, he should be pretty accustomed to the pressure.
Across his career, he’s taken 13 penalties and converted all 13.
His most recent was last July in the DFB-Pokal final for Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich.
He is yet to take one for Chelsea, with Jorginho assuming the responsibilities.