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.”