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Mourinho Never Trusted Me –Schurrle

Posted: Sep 29, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Andre Schurrle claims he left Chelsea to join Wolfsburg because boss Jose Mourinho didn’t have trust in his ability as a player.

The 24-year-old Germany international enjoyed a good first campaign with the Blues when he bagged eight goals in 30 Premier League outings from midfield. However, Schurrle’s first-team opportunities were limited last term which prompted him to depart the west Londoners in the January transfer window.

He is now enjoying his time in the Bundesliga and revealed that Mourinho’s lack of faith was the main reason for his return to his homeland.

“I had a good time at Chelsea and was accepted in the team, so it’s difficult to explain why I left,” Schurrle told The Times.

“My performances were good as well, but there was a time in my second season when I felt I didn’t have the manager’s trust any more and I didn’t play many matches from the start.

“I don’t know why Mourinho didn’t trust me. It all felt a bit weird to me. I started a few games, was on the bench for a few, then started some more.”

He added: “I didn’t get any consistency from the manager so found it hard to produce my best. That’s probably the biggest reason I wanted to leave.

“It was difficult to leave, but when I had the chance to come back to Germany to join an awesome club like Wolfsburg I felt it was a good decision.”