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Andre Schurrle: The reason why I decided to leave Chelsea


Ex-Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle says regular football was the reason why he decided to leave Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old joined Jose Mourinho's side during the 2013 summer transfer window and scored 14 goals for the club.

But he slipped down in the pecking order this season and opted to join Wolfsburg after Chelsea signed Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

"I wanted to stay," Schurrle is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.

"But the last weeks or last month I tended towards changing something because I wanted to do what is fun for me and that is to play football. I could only do it briefly at Chelsea in the past weeks.

"I think I had a good time with Chelsea.

"My first season was very good, then there was the World Cup. I was a starter at the beginning of the season until an illness moved me behind. But the team continued to win so yes, I am still confident and know what I can do.

"I am not here in Wolfsburg to sneak over the pitch seeking my form. I am highly motivated and will try everything I can to help the team immediately."

"The last days were very stressful to me," he said.

"I was on the mobile phone all the time, waiting and hoping for a call or a message saying it's a done deal. And that I can return to Germany and go to Wolfsburg.

"Although the whole process took some time, I was sure that someday it would be successful in the end. Now I am sitting here and I am happy to be part of this team."

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