Kai Havertz opens up about personal issues during his goal slump at Chelsea
AI Havertz has revealed he wasn’t himself for “weeks and months” during his Chelsea struggles over the winter.
Havertz went seven games without a goal but has now scored in back-to-back games against Borussia Dortmund and Leicester to ease the pressure on Graham Potter.
The German has spoken openly about how his problems on the pitch have affected his daily life.
“Football is our life,” said Havertz. “When you lose a game, it’s obviously not easy for you. I think everyone at home, especially my girlfriend, has had a tough few weeks these past few weeks and months as well.”
Havertz added with a smile: “I think she’s happy again now and so am I.
“If you’re having a bad day at work…you…I won’t say it 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 you’re not having a good time.
“Winning is always best, we won again so we can enjoy a few days.”
Despite three straight wins, Chelsea remain tenth in the Premier League.
But the Blues can look forward to a Champions League quarter-final with Friday’s draw.
Havertz insists they are not finished with their season, having reduced the gap to 5th placed Liverpool to just five points to qualify for Europe next season.
Chelsea meet Everton at Stamford Bridge next weekend before the international break.
“To be honest, we’re taking it game by game,” he said. “The goal at Chelsea is always to win something.
“We can score a lot of points. We have to keep the pressure on the other teams and take it game by game.
“The Champions League is a big tournament for us too, so we have something to play for.”
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