Schurrle speaks of his career to date.
It’s been an interesting first season at Chelsea for Andre Schurrle since an £18m transfer from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.
Although the German is far from an established first team regular as yet, a hat-trick in the Blues’ last Premier League outing against Fulham shows that it is a distinct possibility.
Still only 23-years-old the forward has enjoyed a successful career to date and already has 31 caps for Germany, among a squad full of supremely talented individuals.
Yet Schurrle looks back at a time when he first broke into the Mainz first team in 2009 and coincidentally played against Leverkusen – a club where the attacker would later make his name.
In that match the Germany international took on Liverpool legend Sami Hyypia – who is now the manager of the Bundesliga club – as the Finland star approached the end of his own career.
“The first opponent in my professional life was Leverkusen, the team I then played for after Mainz and it was quite a big game,” Schurrle told the Chelsea official website.
“So I started my first game for Mainz and I started from the beginning. I was really excited and it was a home game, a draw, and it was really good.
“There was no Michael Ballack for Leverkusen then, he was still here at Chelsea, but there was Stefan Kiessling and Sami Hyypia was playing his first game for them.”
In an interview with the west London side, Schurrle also gives an insight on his favourite music and the worst programme on television.
“I really like Drake and I like hip-hop stuff. Meek Mill – ‘Ima Boss’. That is good. Also a little bit of house before the match to get in the mood, to motivate myself,” the German continued.
“When people are in the jungle in Australia – I’m a Celebrity… – we have the same in Germany and the British one was on before it so I watched two weeks of the British one and two weeks of the German one, and I think this is really bad but it is funny.”
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