Chelsea winger André Schürrle, who bagged an astonishing second-half hat-trick for Germany against Sweden last night, has dedicated his first-ever three-goal haul to his mother, reports the official Chelsea website.
Arsenal's Mesut Özil and Bayern Munich's Mario Götze netted either side of the break to pull Joachim Löwe's side level before the former Bayer Leverkusen star unleashed a flurry of sublime strikes to help his side to a 5-3 victory.
Schürrle took the sentimental route when asked how he would celebrate his stellar performance, pledging his three strikes to the woman who brought him into the world.
"This is my first hat-trick so I've got to see,' he said. 'Maybe I'll give it to my mum."
The Germans, who notched 36 goals in 10 matches, dropped just two points throughout their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign to send out an intimidating message to the likes of Spain and Holland.
With Bayern duo Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller on the books in addition to Dortmund star Marco Reus, it is unsurprising that Die Mannschaft effortlessly topped the scoring charts in Brazi 2014 qualifying, and 22-year-old Schürrle agrees that his side's showing against Sweden proves they have the attacking quality to worry any opposition in the world.
"We've seen once again how strong we are going forwards. Everybody struggles against us," he said.
"In the second half, we upped the tempo and they had problems and we fully deserved to beat them."
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