Andre Schurrle was breathing a sigh of relief today after finally netting his first goal for Wolfsburg. The former Chelsea forward joined the high-flying Bundesliga side in January but has only now got off the mark.
The 24-year-old German admitted that the drought has been ‘eating away at him’ prior to his strike against Stuttgart, who were beaten 3-1 on Saturday evening. The result gives Wolfsburg an impressive nine-point cushion on an automatic Champions League spot.
Schurrle scored 14 goals in 65 games during 18 months with Chelsea. Unfortunately for him, Jose Mourinho never truly seemed to take to his abilities, usually using him as a substitute rather than a starter.
He returned home for a £22m fee earlier this year and has since made 13 appearances in all competitions. His uninspiring start has come as something as a surprise, considering the success of his last spell in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, as well as with the national team.
Earlier today he was quoted by the Daily Mail, saying: “It was about time I scored. I’ve missed a lot of chances here and I’m just happy to have hit the target now.
“I have to admit that the fact I hadn’t scored for such a long time had been eating away at me a bit, so I’m very happy but the most important thing is that we won three points.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to all the fans here to receiving me so well and supporting me. I’m happy to be here and I’m sure we’ll have a lot more to celebrate in the future.”