Mourinho did not want to lose Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg.
Goal.com are reporting tonight that German Andre Schurrle was asked not to leave Chelsea by boss Jose Mourinho, but followed Joachim Low’s advice to save his international career.
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“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,” said Schurrle.
“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”.
24 year old Schurrle joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013 but never really secured a guaranteed first team berth at the Stamford Bridge club. After playing a big role in Germany winning the World Cup in 2014, he felt he should have been given more chances, but when that was not forthcoming he decided to cut his losses.
Schurrle has played twice for Wolfsburg since joining.