Former Chelsea man says Jose Mourinho wanted him to stay at Chelsea but he could not
Former Chelsea player Andre Schurrle claimed that the Blues boss Jose Mourinho wanted him to stay at Stamford Bridge but he has no regrets to move away to Wolfsburg in the winter Transfer Window.
The German International was used as a second-fiddle to the likes of Eden Hazard and Willian at Chelsea which had lead him to eventually move away from Stamford Bridge for much needed playing time.
He was often used as a second half substitute and got few starts than expected ever since he moved from Bayern Leverkusen back in 2013-14 season. He failed make his mark on the first team to get regular starts.
The German International hence decided to move away from Chelsea despite assurances given by Jose Mourinho that he will start regularly. He also declared that his decision was also influenced by German coach Joachim Low given the context of his career.
“I have been a Chelsea fan ever since I was a kid and I felt well there right until the last day. But the most important thing for me is playing football and enjoying myself. This was no longer the case,” claimed Schurrle in his interview to Sports Bild.
He added, “Wolfsburg might be a smaller club when you look at reputations and I thought about it long and hard. I could have stayed at Chelsea. Mourinho told me that I would get my chance.”
“You have to make a decision, though, and in the end I only wanted to play football again. Germany coach Joachim Low told me it would be a great move for me and that is why Wolfsburg are a step forward for me. Wolfsburg have a great team as well and can play for silverware in the Bundesliga and in Europe.”
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