Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta (C) celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto.(AFP)
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta (C) celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto.(AFP)

Champions League Final: Azpilicueta hails Havertz as Chelsea beat Man City

Champions League Final: Havertz latched on to a superb pass from Mason Mount to score the only goal of the game three minutes before halftime as Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second time in their history.
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UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 03:23 AM IST

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta praised goal-scorer Kai Havertz whose first-half strike gave the Blues a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the final of Europe's premier club competition at Porto's Estadio do Dragao on Saturday.

Havertz latched on to a superb pass from Mason Mount to score the only goal of the game three minutes before halftime as Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second time in their history.

"He deserves that, tough season, (but) his mentality is top, this guy," Azpilicueta told BT Sport after busting in on a post-match interview with Havertz.

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"He's going to be a superstar, he is already, he gave us the Champions League. Not only that, he ran like crazy, that's teamwork, that's why he deserves this," he added.

Spain international Azpilicueta has waited a long time to achieve his dream of raising the trophy with Chelsea.

"I came here in 2012 after the Champions League win and of course I wanted to repeat that and tonight, just amazing, my family is here, it's a special, special day," he said before the prize-giving ceremony.

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