Kai Havertz opens up on personal struggles during his Chelsea goal drought

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Kai Havertz has revealed he was not himself for “weeks and months” during his Chelsea struggles over the winter.

Havertz went seven matches without a goal but has now scored in back-to-back games against Borussia Dortmund and Leicester to help ease the pressure on Graham Potter.

The German has opened up on how his problems on the pitch had impacted his day-to-day life.

“Football is our life,” said Havertz. “If you lose a game, of course you don’t have an easy life. I think everyone at home, especially my girlfriend, has had some tough weeks as well the last weeks and months.”

Havertz added with a smile: “I think she is happy now again and so am I.

“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.”

Despite three straight wins, Chelsea remain 10th in the Premier League.

But the Blues do have a Champions League quarter-final to look forward to, with the draw on Friday.

Havertz insists they have yet to throw in the towel on their season, having cut the gap on 5th place Liverpool to just five points in their bid to qualify for Europe next season.

Chelsea face Everton at Stamford Bridge next weekend before the international break.

“To be honest, we look game-by-game,” he said. “The goal at Chelsea is always to win something.

“We can get a lot of points. We have to keep up the pressure on the other teams and look game-by-game.

“The Champions League is also a big tournament for us so we have something to play for.”