The 66-year-old was full of praise for the Germany Under-17 captain, and insists that his desire to learn and improve will get him far
Speaking to Abendzeitung Munchen in Doha, where the Bavarians are currently on a training camp, the Borussia Monchengladbach legend has revealed his admiration for the 17-year-old and claims that the starlet has a bright future ahead of him.
"He's very talented, but he still has much to learn. Between what he is accustomed to and what we do here, they are different worlds," commented Heynckes.
"[Can has] great potential. If he is willing to learn, then he can make his way. As a young player today, you have to be obsessed with football."
Can currently plays for Bayern Munich's reserve side in Regionalliga Sud, and has made 13 appearances in the fourth tier of German football.
In addition, he captained Germany at the Under-17 World Cup and Under-17 European Championship in 2011.