Blues winger responds to Atletico rumours.Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle insists he is happy with his current role in Jose Mourinho’s squad, despite rumours of interest from Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window, the Daily Mirror reports.
The German international had a fine World Cup for his country this summer, coming away with a winners’ medal after a fine performance and assist for the winning goal in the final against Argentina in Brazil, but has still struggled to hold down a regular starting spot in the Chelsea team this term.
This led to speculation that he could look to quit Stamford Bridge just a year after arriving at the club from Bayer Leverkusen, though in the end he decided against a move to Spanish champions Atletico to remain part of the Blues squad.
Schurrle has performed well so far this season, albeit often as an ‘impact sub’, but he insists that he feels important under Mourinho and is happy to keep working hard to fight for his place.
When asked about the possibility of leaving the club for a challenge elsewhere, the 23-year-old insisted it was never really in his thoughts to move on in the summer.
“Mourinho has given me this feeling that I would be a big part of the team,” he said. “He plans with me and he wants me in this team and he wants to play me.
“That’s why I want to stay at this club. Everything here is good for me. I have the pressure to perform, I have the pressure to do well in training.
“I have the great fans that all support me here and so there was no question for me that I would leave this club in the summer.”