striker says the recent struggles on the pitch have been impacting his life away from football, but after scoring in back-to-back games, the mood has picked up.
The Blues went on a really poor run of results after the , with the pressure mounting on manager , but things have turned around in recent days.
After six games without a victory Potter’s side have picked up three wins on the spin, downing Leeds, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester, with Havertz scoring against the Germans and the Foxes.
It is obviously a welcome relief for the 23-year-old, who admits that times have been very tough not just on the field, but for his loved ones who have had to deal with his dark moods of late.
‘ is our life,’ said Havertz. ‘If you lose a game, of course you don’t have an easy life as well. I think everyone at home, especially my girlfriend, has had some tough weeks as well in the last weeks and months. I think she is happy now again and so am I.
‘For you guys, it is the same – if you have a bad day at work… you… I won’t say the word now but you don’t feel good. Football is a game where we have a lot of pressure on our shoulders.
‘We want to make the fans happy and if you don’t make them happy then you don’t have a good time. Winning is always the best, we won again so we can enjoy some days.’
While it has been a sticky spell for Havertz and the team as a whole, Potter has stuck firmly by the Germany international, keeping him in the starting XI despite chopping and changing the team a lot.
Ahead of the 3-1 victory over Leicester on Saturday, Potter backed Havertz again, saying: ‘I have no doubt about Kai.
‘He’s a top player, delivers in the big moments, gives his best for the team all the time, and runs himself into the ground. He probably benefited from playing a slightly different position [against Dortmund] but whenever you ask him to do he does his best.
‘That’s a great starting point. He’s still young and he’s got all the attributes to be a top player, score goals, assists, help the team. He can be an all-around fantastic attacking player.’
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