New Chelsea signing Andre Schurrle is excited to be working with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

The 22-year-old put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Chelsea earlier today and says that he is excited to be linking up with the charismatic Portuguese manager.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official club website he stated: “I'm really looking forward to working with him. I got to know him at Michael Ballack's testimonial a few weeks ago where we talked a little bit.

“He gave me advice on where to live and also explained what he expects from me. He's a very good person with a big personality; he's a great manager so it's an absolute honour for me to now be one of his players.”

Chelsea are expected to be amongst the contenders to win the Premier League title having lured Mourinho, the manager they have enjoyed the most success with in recent times, back to Stamford Bridge and the young-German is sure that his new team can challenge for all the major honours this season.

“We are capable of doing well in the Premier League, Champions League and the cup competitions as well, and I hope to play a big part,” Schurrle enthused. “I think we have a great team with some very talented young players.

"We can all improve ourselves, and under Jose Mourinho I'm confident we can have a really great season."

It will be the German’s first taste of English football, but he particularly experienced for somebody of his age – having played over 100 times in the Bundesliga and 24 times for his country – and he will join a host of attacking talent already at Chelsea, as Mourinho looks to bolster his squad for next season.


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