The Blues manager met co-owner Behdad Eghbali while on vacation in California during the World Cup break.
A meeting with Eghbali on that trip left Potter more optimistic than ever, despite four defeats in five games in all competitions before the mid-season break.
“When I was in California I met with Behdad so it was good, we had a good talk with him and there is fantastic support,” Potter said. “So I’m looking forward to the next few weeks, months and years.
“We understand where we are right now, we understand the challenges we have, but that’s where we are on the journey right now. I am even more confident now, even more aware of the support I have now than three months ago when I took the job.
“That tells you something, and I think it’s a credit to them, their support, how they’ve communicated with me, it’s been fantastic, and you know the pressure, the demands of this football club, of course.
“But we also know that there are enough people who can put it into perspective, enough people who can see the situation, can see where we are, to be able to say, okay, this is where we are and how we can improve. that and move on.”
Chelsea will restart their league campaign by hosting Bournemouth on December 27, with Potter well aware of the need to start building form.
“I would have liked to have gone up and down California with a couple of wins, but it didn’t,” Potter said. “So you have to reflect, and you have to bear the pain, and you have to get frustrated and figure out how we can move on and improve this situation.
“So that’s what I’ve spent a little bit of my time doing, and we’ve had a really good, positive two or three weeks with the players.
“It feels like there is a very good spirit, a very good connection around the building. So everything has gone well in that sense, but clearly the proof is in the pudding and we understand that we have to do well and we have to try and win the game.” .