Former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle revealed that he left the club because he felt manager Jose Mourinho lost his trust in him, according to reports from the Express.
The 24-year-old completed a move to Stamford Bridge in 2013 from Bundesliga outfits Bayer Leverkusen, but struggled to hold down a starting role and was eventually sold to Wolfsburg during this year’s January window.
He was often used as a substitute by Mourinho and began to impress when coming off the bench, causing him to be turned into a super-sub, greatly limiting his playing time.
Despite his form, Schurrle admitted that he enjoyed his spell with the Blues, but eventually decided to leave because he felt that he lost his manager’s trust.
“I had a good time at Chelsea and was accepted in the team, so it’s difficult to explain why I left,” he said.
“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 any more and I didn’t play many matches from the start.”
The Germany international featured a total of 44 times for his now former side during his two year spell at the club, scoring 11 goals and winning the Premier League in his final year despite his mid-season departure.