ANDRE SCHURRLE has revealed he chickened out of Chelsea and the Premier League.
Meals poisoning helped pace up the exit of Andre Schurrle from ChelseaCredit score: Reuters
Andre Schurrle spent two years at Stamford Bridge earlier than returning to Germany in 2015Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
It was meals poisoning from consuming dodgy hen on worldwide obligation that hastened the top of his first spell in England.
The ex-Borussia Dortmund star, 30, fell sick after a visit with Germany three months after enjoying a key position of their 2014 World Cup triumph.
Talking again in 2018, Schurrle stated: “It was a little bit of hen and I’ve by no means eaten hen since.
“It was solely me. It was an away recreation in Poland.
“You see how skinny I’m so to lose three, 4, 5 kilos it took me a extremely very long time to get my energy again.
“I used to be being sick and actually feeling like I can’t get off the bed. We came upon it was salmonella.”
He stated: “I had fairly good stats, essential objectives and confidence from the supervisor too.
I had unhealthy salmonella, obtained actually weak and coming again by no means obtained the prospect to show myself.
“It was superb however the second 12 months it was simply very troublesome. I had unhealthy salmonella, obtained actually weak and coming again by no means obtained the prospect to show myself.
“That was after I obtained the chance to return to Germany and he let me go.”
Schurrle is now vegetarian — “just about vegan” — however his time at Chelsea didn’t depart a nasty style within the mouth.
He and Mourinho remained on good phrases after his transfer to Wolfsburg in February 2015, and within the following months, he acquired two surprising texts from the Portuguese.
Schurrle stated: “He texted the day after the League Cup to say ‘Congratulations, League Cup winner!’
“Then he texted me after they gained the title and stated ‘Congratulations, champion of England! Please come to the ceremony — we’re having a celebration with all the fellows.’
Andre Schurrle remained on good phrases with Chelsea’s former boss Jose MourinhoCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
“It was a pleasant gesture and if I might have had the time I might have come for certain.
“It’s bizarre. Not being there after which getting the medal, you’re feeling like a part of the group however not the largest half since you left at half-time and the group did the remaining.
“I in all probability don’t have the identical feeling as the fellows that had been there the entire season.”
Schurrle introduced his shock decision to retire from football when he was simply 29-years-old in July 2020.
The 2014 World Cup winner cancelled his contract at Dortmund following a mortgage spell at Spartak Moscow.
Having skilled success at quite a few golf equipment, the retired winger has additionally opened up on the loneliness he suffered on the high of the sport.