Schurrle: “Playing for Chelsea was a dream for me, but Mourinho…”

Schurrle: “Playing for Chelsea was a dream for me, but Mourinho…”

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Schurrle had an 18 month spell at Stamford Bridge

Borussia Dortmund star Andre Schurrle recalled his time at Chelsea in an interview, explaining that an infection ruled him out of the squad that later won the title a couple of seasons ago.

The German was awarded with the winners’ medal anyway, since he made several appearances before moving to Wolfsburg in January 2015 in a £ 22m deal:

“Chelsea was a dream for me,” Schurrle said to Bild.

 “But after I was out for a few weeks through an infection, the coach unfortunately did not count on me much more often.

“[Jose] Mourinho showed me how hard life can be as a footballer. If you had one bad game, you would be out of the team.

“My experience at Chelsea was great, playing with so many superstars – it was just like I had imagined it,’ he added.

“Playing for Chelsea was an absolute dream for me, but following my infection, the manager no longer counted on me.”