Andre Schurrle helped win the Premier League in 18 months at Chelsea
German former professional footballer Schürrle played as a forward, He represented the German
national team from 2010 to 2017, played 57 times for Germany, scoring 22 goals
Andre Schurrle began his career at Mainz 05 in 2009, spending two years at the club before a £6.5 million transfer to Bayer 04 Leverkusen
The 2014 World Cup winner canceled his contract at Borussia Dortmund earlier this week following a loan
spell at Spartak Moscow.
In a revealing interview with Der Spiegel, Schurrle announced that: “The decision has matured in me for a long time.”
Having experienced success with Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea, Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund,
the winger has opened up on the loneliness he suffered at the top of the game.
Schurrle has revealed the personal sacrifices he made for his career, stating that as “the depths became deeper,
the highlights were less and less”.
He added: “You always have to play a certain role to survive in the business, otherwise you will lose
your job and you will not get a new one.”
In a touching Instagram post, the player explained: “I want to let you know that I’m stepping away from playing professional football!!
“On behalf of myself and my family, I want to thank everybody who was a part of these phenomenal years!
“The support and love you shared with me was unbelievable and more I could have ever asked for!
“Now I’m ready and open to all the beautiful possibilities that are coming towards me.