Speaking to the official Chelsea website, André Schürrle reflected on life at Stamford Bridge so far and how his four-goal haul for Germany midweek can boost his performances.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho will be keen to see the 22-year-old German continue the form he showed during the recent World Cup qualifiers, but he will have to wait until after this weekend while the winger sits out the Cardiff match with a muscle injury.
Schürrle is yet to score for in a blue shirt since his £18million move from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.
However, the versatile forward feels his quartet of goals for Die Mannschaft – one against the Republic of Ireland and a hat-trick in the 5-3 win over Sweden – will do wonders for his confidence.
"I played all the minutes and scored four goals so it was a very good international break for me," he said.
"It was the first hat-trick of my professional career; every time you score two goals in a match there's an opportunity to score a third, that's how it was for me and I'm very happy."
The recent international fixtures will force Mourinho to make a number of alterations to his preferred starting XI for the clash against Cardiff at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, but Schürrle believes a club like Chelsea should, and will, be able to adapt.
"That's just how the international break works and you have to be able to handle it," he said.
"We played good matches going into it but hopefully we can carry on where we left off. We have so many good players with a lot of quality and we are capable of beating anyone."
The former Bundesliga star does not seem bothered by the fact he is yet to find the net for his new club and remains positive that his switch to Chelsea was the right one.
"I feel much stronger during matches when I'm on the pitch, I feel confident to try things and I have a lot of positive energy, and that's what I need in order to help my game," he explains.
"I'm very happy to be here, I feel really good both in the team and living in London, it's hard work but a lot of fun, so I'm really pleased."
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