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 Pictures – Getty
It was meals poisoning from consuming dodgy rooster on worldwide responsibility 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 function of their 2014 World Cup triumph.
Talking again in 2018, Schurrle mentioned: “It was a little bit of rooster and I’ve by no means eaten rooster 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 very 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 mentioned: “I had fairly good stats, necessary targets and confidence from the supervisor too.
I had dangerous salmonella, received actually weak and coming again by no means received the possibility to show myself.
“It was superb however the second 12 months it was simply very tough. I had dangerous salmonella, received actually weak and coming again by no means received the possibility to show myself.
“That was after I received 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 go away a foul 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 obtained two surprising texts from the Portuguese.
Schurrle mentioned: “He texted the day after the League Cup to say ‘Congratulations, League Cup winner!’
“Then he texted me after they received the title and mentioned ‘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 Pictures – Getty
“It was a pleasant gesture and if I might have had the time I might have come for positive.
“It’s bizarre. Not being there after which getting the medal, you are feeling like a part of the crew however not the most important half since you left at half-time and the crew did the remaining.
“I most likely 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.