Chelsea star Kai Havertz has disagreed with Timo Werner after the club’s 3-3 Premier League draw with Southampton on Saturday.
Werner, who scored twice against Southampton, blamed the defence for letting the lead slip. He said: “I don’t know if we have a problem but in the end the last three games we concede six goals and that’s not where we want to be.
“I think we are Chelsea, we want to battle for titles.
“In the end think it’s not the offence that wins titles. In Germany we always say defence wins titles. I think that’s true.
“When we concede so many goals in every game then it’s hard to win games but in the end also to win titles.
“I think we have to work in it because six goals in three games is too much. I think we have to be better in this.”
Havertz, who scored Chelsea’s third goal against Southampton, insists the blame should be on the 11 players on the pitch.
Havertz said: “We have to take responsibility for that.
“We have 11 players on the pitch and everybody has to work hard so we don’t concede goals like this.
“It’s not always one person who makes the mistake so we have to look at our mistakes and try to solve the problems.
“We only have one or two days, only one training session with all the players together so of course it’s different but every team has to deal with it, not only us.
“We didn’t have a lot of preparation so now we have to work hard and stay together to do better next time.”