EPL: Sherwood calls Arsenal star “overrated.”
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has slammed Arsenal star Kai Havertz following his slow start to the 2023–24 season.
Sherwood labeled Havertz ‘a complete waste of time,’ adding that the Germany international is overrated.
He also questioned what the former Chelsea player brings to the table at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal had splashed a whopping €75 million to sign Havertz from Chelsea during the summer transfer window.
However, Havertz has failed to hit the ground running at the North London club so far this season.
He has scored just one goal and provided one assist in 17 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side across all competitions so far this season.
“Havertz, for me, is a complete waste of time,” Sherwood told Premier League Productions.
“I just don’t know what he is. I am not sure what he is at all. Is he a ten? A nine? He certainly is not an eight. It looks like he runs around. He thinks he is too cool to sweat. I think there are better options.”
He added: “If that was a kid making his debut, from what I saw at the weekend, but on a consistent basis, if a kid goes in and performs like he performs, you would never see him again. That’s an overrated player.”