Andre Schurrle expressed his delight after receiving a text message from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho informing him that he had won a Premier League medal.
In an interview with the BBC Schurrle said: ”I didn’t know that I’d get a medal when I didn’t play most of the second half of the season.Jose Mourinho sent me a text to say that I’d get a medal and he asked me to come to the last game.That was very nice for me.”
“I’m really happy for the boys.They played a very good second half of the season so of course,for me,it’s good to get a medal but the boys did the work.”
It is mandatory for a player to represent his club in at least five league games to be eligible to receive a winner’s medal.
Schurrle made 14 appearances for the club, scoring three with a pass completion rate of 79%. The German international congratulated his former teammates on Twitter after Chelsea secured the title on May 3.
In his 18 months spell at Stamford Bridge, the 24-year-old appeared in 65 matches for The Blues, netting 14 goals before moving to Wolfsburg for a reported fee of around £24 million.
”I had the World Cup which was very perfect for me and the start of the season was good as well,” Schurrle continued. "Then there came a little bit of a period for me where my body didn’t feel very good, I was not clear in my head and I didn’t have as many good moments for Chelsea.”
Schurrle was a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge and he also admitted: ”I love Chelsea still, I’m not frustrated, it was a great experience.”
Meanwhile,Schurrle could still win another winner’s medal as Wolfsburg face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on May 30.