Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount took on his new team-mate Kai Havertz five years ago in England’s U17 clash with Germany – and left the £70m man staring in wonder at his goal
Mason Mount embarrassed Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz in footage that has re-emerged of an U17 clash between the pair.
The Blues midfielders have been competing for spots in Frank Lampard’s XI.
With the Englishman only missing one game this season, he has been joined at the club by the German who cost £70m to pry from Bayer Leverkusen.
Also getting regular starts under the Chelsea boss, Havertz has made three assists and scored four goals in 10 appearances.
The competition for places has seen some pundits suggest that Mount, who spent 15 years working up the academy at Stamford Bridge, is being given special treatment by Lampard.
Mason Mount left Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz embarrassed when they faced each other in the U17s five years ago
But footage from a clash between the midfielder and his new team-mate five years ago shows that they are on par with each other.
In the clip, the Englishman is part of the U17 side taking on Germany in Rotherham for a friendly.
And the game is only 10 minutes old when Mount picks up the ball outside the penalty box from Jaden Brown.
He is put under pressure by Havertz – but the midfielder cannot stop his then-opponent from performing a back flick with his right foot.
The midfielder worked the ball past Havertz in an international friendly in Rotherham before curling an incredible goal in
Creating space on the edge of the box, the Chelsea star goes from glory with a looped, curling shot.
And Mount’s effort leaves the German goalkeeper as a spectator while it finds the back of the net, giving England the lead.
Havertz can also just watch as his current team-mate wheels away in celebration.
The German suffered a tough start to life at Stamford Bridge, earning criticism for “not showing enough” from Steve Nicol.
The German signed for the Blues for £70 this summer as they players regularly share the pitch now
“I have absolutely no problem with Werner, he’s top class,” the four-time title winner told ESPN FC.
“Havertz so far hasn’t shown us an awful lot.
“He got a penalty kick today but other than that, he shows little glimpses now and again of a nice pass or a little bit of skill but he hasn’t put a solid game together yet since he moved to Chelsea.”
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