German star Andre Schurrle keen on making an impact at Chelsea
Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is keen on building a successful career at Stamford Bridge. The young German insists he has taken heed from the career his compatriot Marko Marin had at Chelsea last season.
Schurrle, who joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, arrived at Stamford Bridge as Marin moved out of the club. Marin, who switched from Werder Bremen to Chelsea in 2012, started in only two Premier League games last season.
Schurrle is wary of Marin’s fate in the Premier League. Chelsea have sent Marin on a season long loan to Sevilla for the upcoming season. Considering that Chelsea have a long list of attacking midfielder, forwards and wingers, Schurrle will have to make a huge impact to be selected in the team.
In an interview to the kicker, Schurrle said he was only thinking about how needed to prepare for the challenges ahead of him.
“I am Andre Schurrle. And I don’t compare myself to others,” the 22-year-old Germany international said. “I have my own qualities and enough confidence to say I feel strong enough to come out on top here. It is a great challenge but I am delighted that I took this chance.”
Schurrle is already facing a tough time playing for Germany. The national team’s coach Joachim Low admits Schurrle needs to improve his form in order to win his place back in the first-team. Schurrle managed to win his 25th cap for Germany on Wednesday, but the he was only used as a late substitute for Thomas Muller in the 3-3 draw against Paraguay.
“He also told me that and looking at the figures, you could see it that way,” Schurrle said. “I scored seven goals in my first 14 games for Germany and none in the last 11. But I think that, when I was subbed on, I was involved in some chances for us. My game has become safer, I also developed last season.”
Schurrle claims it has been an interesting summer for him. The German player explained that his preseason activities were only restricted to central Europe when he was with Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz, but with Chelsea he has been travelling all over United States and Asia.
“It is a different world here,” Schurrle added. We have a huge squad with lots of great players. Everything is bigger and the pre-season is totally different from what I have got to know so far. We have only trained in London for four days.”