Former Chelsea midfielder Andre Schurrle has admitted he does not know what went wrong during his time at Stamford Bridge but believes he did not have the trust of Jose Mourinho.
The German international left west London after just 22 months at the club, having fallen down the pecking order in his second season.
Schurrle made 30 league appearances in Mourinho's first season back at the Bridge - although half of them were from the bench - and was limited to 14 last season, before moving to the Bundesliga on deadline day.
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Despite feeling like he did not have the trust of the Chelsea boss, Schurrle holds no grudge and says he respects the Portuguese manager.
“It’s difficult to explain why I left,” Schürrle said, as per The Times. “My performances were good as well, but there was a time in my second season when I felt I didn’t have the manager’s trust anymore, and didn’t play many matches from the start.
“I don’t know why Mourinho didn’t trust me. It all felt a bit weird to me. I started a few games, was on the bench for a few, then started some more. It was up and down the whole time.
"I didn’t get any consistency from the manager so found it hard to produce my best. That’s probably the biggest reason I wanted to leave.
“I had a lot of good talks with the manager and respect him a lot, as he told me to my face what he wanted me to do.”
Schurrle may be disappointed he couldn't make his time in the Premier League a success, but his replacement, Juan Cuadrado, did not fare any better.
The Columbian was signed for £23.3 million on deadline day as a direct replacement for the German but has already been shipped out on loan having failed to live up to expectation.
Schurrle will be back on English shores in midweek as Wolfsburg play Manchester United in the Champions League.
A win for Die Wolfe would put them in pole position to qualify for the knockout stages while defeat for the Red Devils would leave them in a precarious position.
Meanwhile, Chelsea travel to Portugal to face Mourinho's former club FC Porto.
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