Chelsea’s weekend hat-trick hero Andre Schurrle feels that he is now ready to become first-team regular at the club.
The German wide-man came in from the fringes of Jose Mourinho’s squad to fire all three of the Blues’ goals in a vital 3-1 victory at Fulham and produce an all-round impressive display.
Despite being hailed as a top talent upon his arrival at the club last summer, Schurrle has featured infrequently this term.
With the form of Eden Hazard, Oscar and WIllian, Mourinho has been spoilt for choice in attacking roles, which has seen the 23-year-old’s opportunities rationed.
However, the winger says that he has been working hard to get into the right condition for English football, and is hopeful that his display at Craven Cottage can kick-start his Chelsea career:
“We talked a lot, of course, and he told me I needed to change my game and my body,” He is quoted by the Daily Star.
“And that’s what I’ve done over the last two months. I’ve really worked very hard to be aggressive, to be in a good shape with my body.
“I did a lot in the gym but I wanted to do this, I needed to do this. I wanted to change and I think I have.
“I want to play and I want to score goals for this great team and for these great fans. Now I’m ready to play more often.”
Schurrle will be hoping to earn a spot in Chelsea’s XI for this weekend’s all-London affair against Tottenham.